Magnussen: I’ve done all I can

Date published: September 30 2016

Kevin Magnussen feels that he has done “all” he can to prove to Renault that he deserves a place on next year’s grid.

To date the Dane is the only driver to have scored for the team this season, adding to his tally last time out in Singapore when he crossed the line in tenth place.

However, like his team-mate Jolyon Palmer, Magnussen is not assured of a drive for next season.

Although Renault were expected to make a decision weeks ago, that has been delayed as the team looks to give both drivers the opportunity to prove they deserve a contract for next season.

Magnussen, though, feels he has already demonstrated that.

“I think I have done all I can this season with the material I was given,” he told the official F1 website.

“I have scored all the points the team has and I feel I am working well with the engineers and everybody in the team – and it feels that they appreciate what I am doing.

“Of course, it is always a bit worrying if you don’t have a contract for next year, but I hope everything is sorted out rather soon.”

The former McLaren driver says he won’t wait forever for a decision from Renault as there are other options.

He added: “I definitely will not bet everything on this one thing.

“I need to earn a living from racing. I don’t want to do anything else than racing – and I want to race in Formula One.

“My goal is and has always been Formula One, but you always have to balance your career.

“There are teams inside and outside F1 who can’t wait any longer and at some point you have to make a decision – but that is not an imminent need.”