Kevin Magnussen, the Danish racing driver, has expressed his hopes for Haas’ progression in the pecking order during the 2023 F1 season. The team had a notable start to the 2022 campaign with Magnussen’s surprise return to the track in Bahrain resulting in a P5 finish and valuable points. While Magnussen isn’t expecting a repeat of the same outcome this time around, he’s optimistic that Haas can move forward, having finished eighth in the Constructors’ Championship at the end of last season.
During an interview with the media, Magnussen acknowledged the team’s luck during the 2022 season and stated that their objective is to develop throughout the year and make progress. Magnussen believes that Haas moving closer to the front of the midfield would be a positive outcome for the team. He expressed the importance of focusing on progress and moving forward, considering their starting point.
Haas showed promising signs during pre-season testing, and Magnussen is confident of scoring points at the season-opening race in Bahrain. He remarked that he always has a mindset of going for points and sees no reason why they shouldn’t aim for it after their decent display at pre-season testing. Magnussen’s aspirations for the team show a positive outlook and a strong desire to make progress.