Kevin Magnussen and father Jan to compete in Gulf 12 Hours endurance race
Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen will share a car with his father Jan for the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix venue Yas Marina Circuit from December 9-11.
Magnussen tested for Porsche's World Endurance Championship outfit before making his F1 race return with Renault in 2016, with the Danish driver taking part in the US IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2021. He was set to race for Peugeot in the 2022 World Endurance Championship before making a surprise return to Formula 1 with Haas.
Kevin's father Jan Magnussen made 24 Formula 1 starts in the mid-1990s but found more success in sports car racing, taking four class wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans plus one class win in the 24 Hours of Daytona.
The father-son duo finished 29th overall in the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans and on December 9-11 they will share a Ferrari 488 GT3 run by MDK Motorsports in the Gulf 12 Hours endurance race at Yas Marina, which hosts the F1 season-closer on November 18-20.
"MDK Motorsports is driven by passionate and professional racers, and I enjoy working with these guys," Kevin Magnussen told Danish outlet Drive It.
"I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together. Of course, I’m also extremely grateful to be given another chance of driving together with my father – and hopefully even trying to win a race."
Jan added: "I can’t imagine a better way to round off the season! Huge thanks to MDK Motorsports for setting up this programme and putting Kevin and me in the same car again.
"I had the chance of driving the Ferrari 488 at Le Mans in 2020, and it’s a very proper race car. Combine that with an experienced team and three drivers that really want to race, and let’s see what we can do. I’m sure it’s going to be fun!"