Magnussen’s encounter will make him ‘positive’ ousted Schumacher can return to F1

Kevin Magnussen provided terms of sympathy for Mick Schumacher as he leaves Haas, and states his have Method one occupation displays how his previous group mate may possibly make it again on to the grid one particular working day.

Schumacher was signed by Haas just after successful the 2020 Method two title. He has been revealed the doorway in favour of Nico Hulkenberg just after two seasons at the group, the spotlight of which was a pair of factors finishes this 12 months.

“It’s a double-sided factor, correct?” reported Magnussen. “Because on one particular hand it is fascinating acquiring anyone like Nico in with all his encounter and abilities. And on the other hand, I come to feel lousy for Mick simply because I know how that feels, I have been in that circumstance myself, and I assume he’s completed a fantastic work this 12 months.

“I like him as a man or woman as very well, and it is simple to come to feel lousy for him. F1 is tricky, but it is also doable to make it again, I have completed that two times. I hope he can hold combating and test to make it again on the grid.”

Magnussen joined F1 with McLaren in 2014, turning out to be their initial junior driver because Lewis Hamilton to be promoted to a race seat. He amazed by scoring 2nd area on his debut, but only concluded in the best 5 when extra next that and was demoted to a reserve driver part for 2015.

He signed to race for Renault in 2016 but moved on to Haas just after a one year and two factors finishes. The future 4 a long time ended up invested at the exact same group, but Magnussen shed his seat in 2021 as the group introduced in an all-rookie line-up showcasing Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin. When the latter was dropped in March, Magnussen created a 2nd F1 return as his substitute.

Magnussen states his encounter displays Schumacher ought to not be discouraged by getting rid of his F1 generate at the age of 23. “When I’m patting him on the shoulder stating ‘keep at it’, then it also has some bodyweight,” he reported, introducing it displays “nobody appreciates what [can happen], you can never ever say never ever in this activity and there is definitely a motive to hold in there.”

He experienced “nothing lousy to say about Mick or his performance” in 2022, and advisable that he “keep teaching, hold optimistic, remain near to what ever group he’s heading to be associated with” in 2023 to boost his prospects of an F1 return. Mercedes’ group principal Toto Wolff has indicated that talks have started with Schumacher about signing up for his group.

“[Schumacher] has obtained a group powering him who are heading to operate challenging for him,” Magnussen included. “I’m really optimistic that we will see him again on the grid. I hope all the ideal for him.”

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