Magnussen ‘not worried’ about his Haas seat

Date published: July 14 2020

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Kevin Magnussen is remaining pretty relaxed about his contract situation at Haas, saying he can only continue to the best he can.

Magnussen and Romain Grosjean have formed Haas’ driver line-up for the last four seasons in Formula 1 and the team do have  options to extend their respective contracts by a further year once again.

However, Haas appear to be assessing their options as team boss Guenther Steiner has said that the door is open for Sebastian Vettel if the four-time World Champion did want the challenge of working with a smaller midfield team.

“Vettel is a four-time World Champion. Does he really want to work with a smaller team?,” Steiner told the media in Austria, as quoted by SpeedWeek.com.

“What does he want to do with his life? I don’t know.

“If he wants to do something with us, he’s welcome, we have a good relationship.”

Magnussen, though, isn’t worried about anyone potentially taking his seat.

“No, I do not want to say I am nervous,” Magnussen to Danish newspaper BT.

“But I also know that you can never know for sure about anything in Formula 1.

“I’m older and I’ve got better at taking things as they come. I have become better at staying focused.

“At the beginning of my career, there was much more of an impact on my mental well-being, but now I am much more calm.

“I know what I can do and what I stand for and what I have to offer a team. It all gives me peace of mind. As long as I do my best, I can do no more.”

Whilst Magnussen’s future remains uncertain, so too does Haas‘ who are yet to fully commit to Formula 1 in the years to come.

Team owner Gene Haas was present at the second race at the Red Bull Ring to take a closer look at operations.

Magnussen added: “Gene came to the race this weekend. We have not seen him since the winter test, and now we have to see if he says anything about the future.”

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