|Formula 1 world championship|
|Start number :||20th|
|First start:||2014 Australian Grand Prix|
|2014–2015 McLaren • 2016 Renault • 2017–2020 Haas|
|World Cup balance:||World Cup ninth ( 2018 )|
|World Cup points :||158|
|Leadership laps :||-|
|Status: Belgian Grand Prix, August 30, 2020|
Kevin Magnussen (born October 5, 1992 in Roskilde ) is a Danish automobile racing driver . In 2012 and 2013 he started in Formula Renault 3.5 . He won this in 2013. He has been driving in Formula 1 since 2014 , in which he has been racing for Haas since 2017 .
Magnussen, who had come into contact with motorsport at an early age through his father's job , began his career in karting , where he was active until 2007. Among other things, he won the 2006 NEZ-ICA junior kart championship. In 2008 he switched to the single-seater racing and put his focus on the Danish Formula Ford , he decided with 11 wins from 15 races right away for himself. He also took part in several races in various formula series. In 2009 Magnussen was signed by Motopark Academy and finished seventh in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup . He was more successful in the northern European Formula Renault, in which he won the runner-up title behind his team-mate António Félix da Costa , who had dominated the season.
In 2010 Magnussen stayed at Motopark Academy and competed in the German Formula 3 Cup for the racing team. After starting the season with one win, he finished third overall with two more wins at the end of the season. He also took part for Motopark Academy on the third race weekend of the Formula 3 Euro Series as a replacement for Adrian Quaife-Hobbs , who had previously left the team. Magnussen managed to win his second race. At the end of the season he finished twelfth overall. In addition, Magnussen was accepted into the sponsorship program of the Formula 1 racing team McLaren in 2010 . 15 years earlier, his father Jan Magnussen made the leap into Formula 1 through the McLaren support program.
In 2011 Magnussen moved to Carlin in the British Formula 3 Championship . With seven wins, he finished the season in second place behind his teammate Felipe Nasr . In the title fight Magnussen lost to his rival with 237 to 318 points. In addition, Magnussen took part in five races of the 2011 FIA Formula 3 Trophy . He was not eligible for points and third place was his best result.
In 2012 Magnussen competed for Carlin in the Formula Renault 3.5 . He won a race at Spa-Francorchamps and finished the season in seventh place overall. Magnussen also carried out work in the simulator and Formula 1 test drives for McLaren. In 2013 Magnussen switched to DAMS within the Formula Renault 3.5 . Magnussen won in Alcañiz , Spa-Francorchamps, Le Castellet and twice in Barcelona . He was on the podium in 13 of 17 races. He decided the championship with 274 points for himself. So he prevailed against Stoffel Vandoorne , who was like Magnussen in the promotional squad of McLaren and had scored 214 points. Within the team, he decided the duel against Norman Nato , whose best results were fifth place, clearly for himself.
In 2014 , Magnussen received a Formula 1 cockpit at McLaren. He chose # 20 as his Formula 1 starting number. Magnussen had won the Formula Renault 3.5 drivers' championship with this number 20 the year before. In his debut race in Australia , he finished second, benefiting from the disqualification of the original runner-up Daniel Ricciardo . Magnussen thus became the first Dane on the Formula 1 podium. In the further course of the season he only made it into the top five in fifth at the Russian Grand Prix . While his team-mate Jenson Button finished eighth with 126 points, Magnussen achieved eleventh overall with 55 points. In 2015 Magnussen lost his McLaren cockpit to Fernando Alonso . He stayed with the team as a test driver. As a replacement for the injured Alonso, Magnussen took part in the season opener in Australia . He already had a technical defect on the lap on the grid and therefore did not start the race. Magnussen turned down a commitment to Andretti Autosport for the IndyCar Series 2015 in Australia . In September of that year, Magnussen broke his hand in a bicycle accident. At the beginning of November, Magnussen also completed test drives in an LMP1 car for the Porsche team .
In 2016 Magnussen moved within Formula 1 to the Renault Sport F1 Team , which emerged from Lotus . He replaced Pastor Maldonado there and became a teammate of Jolyon Palmer . At the Russian Grand Prix he scored seventh the first points for Renault after their return to Formula 1. It was also the best result of the season for Renault. At the Belgian Grand Prix he had a serious accident on the sixth lap exit of the Raidillon and was taken to the hospital in Verviers with a cut on his left ankle and a bruise . He finished the season in 16th place overall and internally won with seven to one point against Palmer.
In 2017 Magnussen joined Haas after just one season at Renault . He received a multi-year contract with the racing team. At the end of the season he finished 14th overall with 19 points. In the Formula 1 World Championship in 2018 Magnussen stayed with Haas. At the end of the season he was in ninth place in the drivers' standings with 56 points. In 2019 , Magnussen completed his third season for Haas. He finished the year in 16th place overall with 20 points. In 2020 he will continue to drive for the team. After the seventh race, he is currently 17th in the drivers' championship with one point.
Individual results in Formula Renault 3.5
|2||DNF||DNF||21 *||1||5||8th||16 *||10||DNF||DNF||2||23 *||6th||24 *||5||4th|
Statistics in the Formula 1 World Championship
These statistics include all the driver's participations in the Formula 1 World Championship .
Status: Belgian Grand Prix, August 30, 2020
|2014||McLaren Mercedes||McLaren MP4-29||Mercedes 1.6 V6 Turbo||19th||-||1||-||-||-||55||11.|
|2015||McLaren Honda||McLaren MP4-30||Honda 1.6 V6 Turbo||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2016||Renault Sport F1 Team||Renault RS16||Renault 1.6 V6 Turbo||21st||-||-||-||-||-||7th||16.|
|2017||Haas F1 team||Haas VF-17||Ferrari 1.6 V6 Turbo||20th||-||-||-||-||-||19th||14th|
|2018||Haas F1 team||Haas VF-18||Ferrari 1.6 V6 Turbo||21st||-||-||-||-||1||56||9.|
|2019||Haas F1 team||Haas VF-19||Ferrari 1.6 V6 Turbo||21st||-||-||-||-||1||20th||16.|
|2020||Haas F1 team||Haas VF-20||Ferrari 1.6 V6 Turbo||7th||-||-||-||-||-||1||17th|
|green||-||Placement in the points|
|blue||-||Classified outside the point ranks|
|violet||DNF||Race not finished (did not finish)|
|red||DNQ||did not qualify|
|DNPQ||failed in pre-qualification (did not pre-qualify)|
|White||DNS||not at the start (did not start)|
|Light Blue||PO||only participated in the training (practiced only)|
|TD||Friday test driver|
|without||DNP||did not participate in the training (did not practice)|
|INJ||injured or sick|
|DNA||did not arrive|
|no participation in the World Cup|
|other||P / bold||Pole position|
|SR / italic||Fastest race lap|
|*||not at the finish,
but counted due to the distance covered
|underlined||Leader in the overall standings|
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- “Kevin Magnussen moves to FR3.5 with Carlin for 2012” (autosport.com on October 20, 2011)
- “Kevin Magnussen will drive for McLaren in young driver F1 test as he gets extended role” (autosport.com on February 14, 2012)
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- Mario Fritzsche, Dieter Rencken: Kevin Magnussen was about to make an IndyCar deal with Andretti. Motorsport-Total.com, March 28, 2015, accessed March 29, 2015 .
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- Ex-F1 racer Kevin Magnussen raves about Porsche LMP1 debut test. autosport.com, November 10, 2015, accessed November 15, 2015 .
- Lawrence Barretto: Renault launches its 2016 Formula 1 car, the RS16. autosport.com, February 3, 2016, accessed February 3, 2016 .
- Roman Wittemeier: Kevin Magnussen gave the all-clear: Monza start not in danger. Motorsport-Total.com, August 28, 2016, accessed August 28, 2016 .
- Lawrence Barretto: Haas confirms Magnussen and Grosjean for 2017 F1 seats. autosport.com, November 11, 2016, accessed November 12, 2016 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Danish racing car driver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||5th October 1992|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Roskilde , Denmark|