Connect with us

F1 top news

Retiring drivers could power F1 return in 2017 – Magnussen

Published

on

  • 2
    Shares
Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen, and Jenson Button - are now edging close to the end of their careers

Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen, and Jenson Button – are now edging close to the end of their careers

Kevin Magnussen says he is keen to keep his foot in the F1 door this year.

Ousted by McLaren, the former team reserve is now seeking a return to actual racing in 2016, with the German touring car series DTM looking the best option.

“I have the feeling that I will get out and race again, as I like to do,” the 23-year-old Dane told Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

“It is hard to say what it will be, but no matter what I will do my very best,” Magnussen added.

He admitted, however, that it will also be important to remain closely linked to the world of F1 this year, amid speculation he wants a new role as reserve driver.

Indeed, with the sport set to undergo dramatic rule changes for 2017, several drivers – like Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button and Felipe Massa – are now edging close to the end of their careers.

“You are right,” said Magnussen, “that soon something will happen that has not happened in a long time, with several drivers probably retiring from F1.

“So it is probably important to still be close to formula one,” he added.

Asked if he is specifically eyeing Button’s McLaren-Honda seat, Magnussen answered: “I don’t know, but there are several drivers who have been there for many years and who are probably going to leave soon.

“I am not at a bad age and it is important to be associated with formula one in some way,” he added.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F19 hours ago

Leclerc to Ferrari, Raikkonen to Sauber for 2019 F1

29SharesSauber F1 team chief Fred Vasseur has not ruled out the proposal that a swap deal with Ferrari that would...

2018 F115 hours ago

Verstappen beats Hamilton to top spot in German GP practice

1ShareMax Verstappen was fastest in second practice in German Grand Prix, the Dutchman kept Red Bull Racing’s striking form at...

2018 F120 hours ago

Practice 1 Results: German Grand Prix

72Shares2018 German Grand Prix Practice 1 Results (FP1): First free practice results and Timings (FP1) for the eleventh round of...

2018 F121 hours ago

Bottas signed, Mercedes completed its driver line-up for 2019

236SharesValtteri Bottas has signed a new one-year contract extension with Mercedes, his team Mercedes have officially announced. It follows Mercedes...

2018 F122 hours ago

We are not negotiating with Kubica – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner has rejected speculation Haas might sign up Robert Kubica for 2019. Pole Kubica is the reserve driver at...

2018 F123 hours ago

The F1 Silly Season: Who will be driving where for 2019 F1?

4SharesWith the German Grand Prix spotted the midway point in the 2018 Formula 1 Season, it now feels like the...

2018 F12 days ago

F1 should be a dictatorship – Berger

11SharesFormula one needs to return to its days as a dictatorship. That is the view of Gerhard Berger, the F1...

2018 F12 days ago

We have great confidence in Honda – Red Bull

1ShareChristian Horner remains confident Honda is the right move for Red Bull. The Red Bull boss said that at Silverstone...

2018 F12 days ago

F1 steward Mika Salo admits Ferrari penalties controversy

11SharesF1 steward Mika Salo has acknowledged the controversy over penalties given to Ferrari drivers in recent races. After Sebastian got...

2018 F12 days ago

McLaren, Williams, admit need for change

83SharesAn anonymous engineer says struggling once-great F1 teams Williams and McLaren need to make sweeping changes. Both British teams have...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media