Kevin Magnussen causes a stir in America! This year he will form a dual driver with Renger van der Zande in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, driving the prestigious Chip Ganassi Racing car. Last weekend, the duo claimed another win with Cadillac at the IMSA competition at Belle Isle in Detroit. The talented Dane will also compete in the World Endurance Championship in 2022 for the newly formed Peugeot Sport. When Magnussen lost his Formula 1 seat to American Haas late last year, the Dane said he hoped to use his move to American sports cars as a springboard into the major open-wheel class in the United States. “My father has been racing in America for 20 years and I have raced with him a lot,” the 28-year-old Dane said at the time. ?? You never know what the future holds. ??
Alternative to Rosenqvist
Kevin Magnussen will get his one-on-one chance this weekend after McLaren’s regular IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist was unable to compete in the Road America event after throttle failure and a subsequent major crash in Detroit. “It’s really annoying to miss out on Road America, but I have to focus on getting back to 100 percent fitness again,” Rosenqvist said.
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“In the meantime, it’s great to see Kevin Magnussen shooting in IndyCar.” Magnussen said it would be “a huge challenge to go straight to the race without ever driving an IndyCar. But I couldn’t say no to the opportunity,” added veteran Dane.
After F1 finally IndyCar
In 2014, he made his Formula 1 debut at McLaren, where he played for two years. In 2016 it became Renault and in the period from 2017 to 2020 it traveled to Haas. At the beginning of this year, he switched to sports cars in the United States, joining Chip Ganassi. And now comes his IndyCar debut, after his 2015 debut in the IndyCar series at Andretti Autosport was banned by then-employer McLaren. In 2016, he also dealt with IndyCars, this time jointly with Bryan Herta Autosport. In the end, he opted for the Renault F1, but five years later, his IndyCar debut will now come.