Former Haas driver Kevin Magnussen stated a Method One automobile “lacks a bit little bit of soul” in comparison with the sports activities automobile he’s testing forward of his debut season in IMSA.
Magnussen signed as much as the North American sports activities automobile collection after failing to safe an F1 contract for 2021. The Danish driver raced in seven of the earlier eight seasons of F1, with one 12 months as McLaren reserve driver the 12 months after his rookie season with the British workforce in 2014.
After finishing his first shakedown laps of his Cadillac DPi-V.R at Sebring this week, Magnussen stated it made him realise what he had been lacking out on.
Talking to RACER, he stated: “I have been driving an airplane, principally, for the final six or seven years. Which is superior — driving an F1 automobile is nice enjoyable, however it lacks a bit little bit of soul.
“There’s one thing lacking. F1 used to have that, however coming again and driving the Cadillac DPi has been an actual eye opener. The sound and the best way the engine responds — even the monitor. Sebring, it would not get extra old-fashioned than this. It is form of a dream come true.”
He added: “Every little thing I take a look at right here is new to me. The entire automobile, in fact, however even the language they use to speak in regards to the automobile, and all of the methods, and setup-wise, the language is de facto totally different. I really feel at residence immediately. It has been superior to drive an actual race automobile once more.”
Magnussen and his teammate of the previous 4 seasons, Romain Grosjean, had been dropped by Haas on the finish of 2020. The American workforce goes into the 2021 marketing campaign with an all-rookie lineup of Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.