Why Magnussen is welcoming Hulkenberg’s arrival at Haas
Magnussen and Hulkenberg shared a memorable change within the media pen following the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, the place Magnussen issued an specific response to Hulkenberg’s accusation that he was “probably the most unsporting driver on the grid”.
Nevertheless, the pair seem to have cleared the air within the time since and Magnussen is welcoming the prospect of working with Hulkenberg, who will change Mick Schumacher on the squad.
Magnussen: Hulkenberg will probably be nice for the workforce
“I am actually wanting ahead to working with Nico,” Magnussen informed media, together with RacingNews365.com, after the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
“I feel he’s going to be nice for the workforce, with all his expertise and his expertise.
“I feel everybody within the workforce could be very pumped for subsequent 12 months for a lot of completely different causes, and I am actually going to do my half and I am positive Nico is just too.”
Magnussen ended his 2022 season exterior of the factors with a P17 end in Abu Dhabi, however was happy to see the workforce declare P8 within the Constructors’ Championship forward of preparations for subsequent 12 months.
“We did not actually have an ideal likelihood to do a lot [in the race], however at the least eighth caught,” he added.
“That is an excellent factor for creating over the winter, and only a good step to take ahead from the final two years that Haas have had.
“It is a good place to construct from, and I am wanting ahead to subsequent 12 months.”
Magnussen assured for Haas’ efficiency in 2023
Magnussen is wanting ahead to preparing for 2023 in the course of the low season.
“[There is] tons to be taught from this 12 months, and [I’m] actually pumped to work arduous over the winter, and put together for subsequent 12 months as finest as I can,” the Dane stated.
After coming away from 2021 empty-handed, Haas accomplished 2022 with 37 factors underneath their belt, and Magnussen believes that there are constructive indicators for the workforce’s continued progress within the 12 months forward.
When requested if he had motive to anticipate a extra constantly aggressive automotive in 2023, Magnussen responded: “I do. Plenty of good issues occurred to Haas this 12 months.
“[We’re] just a few locations up within the Constructors’, which is an effective quantity of prize cash to develop for the long run.
“After which, [we’ve] bought a title sponsor, MoneyGram, coming in for subsequent 12 months, which can also be going to contribute to investing into, hopefully, efficiency.”