Kevin Magnussen has work to do in order to secure his future in F1.
That is the claim of Jason Watt, a fellow Dane and former F3000 driver who said Renault has plenty of options for its 2017 lineup – including Magnussen’s current teammate Jolyon Palmer.
“That’s his main problem,” Watt told Ekstra Bladet newspaper. “Palmer has started to grow with the task. So it looks like Kevin’s level has dropped.”
If that trend continues, Watt said Palmer will look like an attractive option for 2017, as his backers pay “probably four times” what Magnussen’s do.
Watt said Magnussen also needs to do more on the track.
“There are those moments when you think ‘I would like to see more from him’. So that the international press cannot help but say he should have his chance,” he added.