Haas driver Kevin Magnussen says he is able to settle for Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix might be his final Formula One race.
The 28-year-old Dane will compete subsequent 12 months within the North American IMSA sportscar championship with Chip Ganassi Racing, one thing he mentioned he was actually enthusiastic about.
“I’m pretty at peace with it,” Magnussen advised reporters on Thursday in a video convention.
“I know in motorsport you should never say never, in Formula One lots of things can happen… but I’m ready to call this my last (F1) race.
“I’m going to go out and enjoy it and drive this amazing car that is so satisfying to drive, and just think back on this amazing opportunity that I’ve been given.
“It’s like growing up as a kid and dreaming about Formula One and wanting to get to Formula One and then get there and make a career out of it — it’s something that I feel really lucky and privileged to have done.”
Magnussen’s father Jan was additionally an F1 driver within the 1990s, though with much less success than Kevin whose greatest outcome stays a second place for McLaren in Australia in 2014.
Haas have already introduced Russian Nikita Mazepin and Germany’s F2 champion Mick Schumacher as an all-new lineup, changing Magnussen and Frenchman Romain Grosjean.
Grosjean has already raced for the final time for Haas after escaping from a fiery crash in Bahrain on Nov. 29 that cut up the automobile in two, and returned residence.
“I’m just looking forward to what’s going to happen now,” mentioned Magnussen of his personal future.
“In a month’s time I’m going to start looking at driving the car at Daytona. That’s how I feel at the moment. Not really sad about things, just really excited.”