Kevin Magnussen has described Haas as a “real race team” as there is “no bull****”, adding he is “very at home” with the American outfit.
The 25-year-old came through the McLaren Young Driver Programme and made his breakthrough in 2014, but was released at the end of 2015 after spending that season as the reserve driver. He moved to Renault in 2016 before joining Haas ahead of the 2017 campaign.
The Dane picked up 19 points during his debut campaign and has been retained for the 2018 campaign.
Magnussen puts his successful season with the American squad down to the fact that “it’s all racing and none of the other stuff”.
“I feel very at home, very happy,” he is quoted as saying by ESPNF1. “It’s nice to be in a team that’s very simple.
“Everyone here is here to go racing. There’s no bull**** or any commercial stuff. It’s very uncommercial, a real race team. It’s kind of going racing in Formula One with an F3 team. It’s very straightforward.
“I think it’s just that we don’t have to deal with people you don’t want to deal with. There’s no one here that I don’t really enjoy working with. You don’t have to do stuff that doesn’t have anything to do with racing, it’s all racing and none of the other stuff. It just gives you a different feeling of… bull****.”