PARIS: Kevin Magnussen on Wednesday (Mar 9) returned to the Haas Formula One staff to replace Russian driver Nikita Mazepin who was sacked following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Haas mentioned 29-year-old Magnussen had signed a “multi-year contract agreement” and the Dane will drive within the official pre-season take a look at at Bahrain from Thursday to Saturday.
“I’m delighted to welcome Kevin Magnussen back to Haas F1 Team,” mentioned Guenther Steiner, the Haas staff boss.
“When looking for a driver who could bring value to the team, not to mention a wealth of Formula 1 experience, Kevin was a straightforward decision for us.”
Mazepin and Haas’s Russian title sponsor Uralkali had their contracts terminated final Saturday because of the invasion of Ukraine.
Mazepin’s father Dmitry is a non-executive director of Uralkali, a bunch specialising in potash.
Magnussen, a veteran of 119 profession Formula One begins – with a podium end on his debut in 2014 – beforehand raced for Haas between 2017-2020 after stints with McLaren and Renault.
He scored a career-high ninth place end on this planet championship with Haas in 2018.
Source : channelnewsasia.com