As a farewell, Kevin Magnussen received a very special gift from the Haas team - the steering wheel of the car that the Dane has long wanted. Haas team boss Günther Steiner already had one available as a farewell gift after four years of living together for each of the racers. “I wanted to give them a gift that isn’t cheap,” says the South Tyrolean. "Racers get a lot of presents, they put them in the garage somewhere, and then they throw them away five years later when they put them away. Just like it always happens with stupid gifts," Steiner says. Something like this can’t happen with a race car steering wheel: “They respect you because it’s so hard to get to them,” Steiner adds. That is why Haas has already prepared such a souvenir for both drivers upon departure. Coincidentally, Magnussen informed his boss before the race in Bahrain
Mick Schumacher, who secured the title of Formula 2 champion last weekend, will get his first chance to test himself in Formula 20 in the VF-1 race car of the Haas team, namely in the final of the season in Abu Dhabi. Michael Schumacher's son was already scheduled to take part in the first free practice of the Eiffel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, namely in the Alfa Romeo team, which was canceled due to bad weather. He recently signed a multi-year contract with the Haas team and will be taking part in the first free practice of the Abu Dhabi GP this weekend before the 2021 Championships, as well as driving a test of young racers. “Coming out of the weekend like last was, we can only imagine a few things that would be better than winning the title, but then, before next weekend, I will be a real member of the Formula One team
Mick Schumacher's predecessor at Haas is heading to North America after the end of this year's Formula 1 season, where he will be racing for the famous team. Kevin Magnussen will compete in the IMSA series next season for the famous racing team Chip Ganassi. This was announced by the Dane on Thursday on the social network twitter. "I'm really looking forward to it because the 24 Hours Daytone race has always been on my list and this will now be my very first race." In Daytona, Florida, a series of sports cars will begin their season in late January. Magnussen's teammate in the Cadillac DPi will be Dutchman Renger van der Zande. https://twitter.com/KevinMagnussen/status/1334515330014646276 Kevin Magnussen officially confirmed on Thursday that he will be moving to the U.S. IMSA Magnussen racing series next year.