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Magnussen shares what Haas have told him about chances of keeping seat for 2025

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 08: Kevin Magnussen of Denmark and Haas F1 arrives into the Paddock prior

Kevin Magnussen has opened up on what Haas have told him in regards to their driver line-up for 2025, with the Dane hopeful that both he and the team will soon know what their future plans are.

After leaving the American outfit – and F1 – at the end of the 2020 season following a four-year stint together, Magnussen made a surprise return to the squad in 2022, scoring 25 points in that year before ending 2023 with just three points.

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The 2024 campaign has so far been eventful for the 31-year-old, having amassed numerous penalties while team mate Nico Hulkenberg has outscored him on six points to one. Hulkenberg will depart for Kick Sauber in 2025, but Magnussen’s future beyond the current season has yet to be decided.

Amid a busy driver market, the Danish driver was asked during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend what Haas had communicated to him about their plans and the possibility of keeping him on board.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 08: Kevin Magnussen of Denmark driving the (20) Haas F1 VF-24 Ferrari on

Magnussen and Haas are yet to finalise their future plans beyond 2024

“They’ve told me that they’re not in a rush, and that’s okay – they’re in control there,” Magnussen responded. “I think it’s a very open market at the moment, and lots of pieces have to fall in the puzzle. Slowly it’s starting to go together, and hopefully we’ll all have our future sorted quite soon.”

On whether he has been in talks with any other teams in the paddock, he added: “I think everyone is talking to everyone and checking what options we all have. As I said, hopefully everyone’s future will be sorted sooner rather than later.”

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Alongside Magnussen, other drivers linked to a seat at Haas in 2025 include Oliver Bearman – due to participate in FP1 for the team in Barcelona – Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon.

In terms of how his confidence has been on-track, Magnussen acknowledges that he has faced some frustrations during the season so far, particularly thanks to traffic in qualifying.

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“It’s been a bit of an uphill struggle this year in terms of just getting the little things right,” he explained. “Lots of times just getting traffic right at the wrong moment in qualifying, so even with good performance I’ve been out of Q1 too many times [because] of just bad timing with traffic and stuff like that.

“[I] want to minimise that but, looking back at many of those cases, it’s hard to see what we should have done different because [of] cars coming out at weird times, not even enough time to start a new lap and you can’t foresee that.

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“You’ve just got to not dwell on it and move on, and keep your head cool and hope for better times.”

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