Kevin Magnussen’s shock Sao Paulo GP pole stuns grid as Haas teammate Schumacher takes last spot. Check out his indycar and salary.
Kevin Magnussen : Pole | Podium | Indycar | Salary
Magnussen is a Danish racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Haas F1 Team.
|Born||Kevin Jan Magnussen
5 October 1992
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Entries||141 (139 starts)|
He is the son of four-time Le Mans winner and former Formula One driver Jan Magnussen. Kevin Magnussen came up through McLaren Formula One team’s Young Driver Programme and drove for McLaren in the 2014 Formula One World Championship, before a stint with Renault in 2016. Magnussen drove for Haas from 2017 until the end of the 2020 season.
In 2022, Magnussen rejoined Haas on a multi-year deal.
Magnussen had his first experience of the McLaren MP4-27 Formula One car on track at the Abu Dhabi Young Driver test in 2012. He set a quickest time of 1:42.651.
Kevin Magnussen pole
Kevin Magnussen pulled off one of Formula 1’s great qualifying shocks as he topped qualifying for Haas in Sao Paulo.
The 30-year-old was astonished by his result, which saw him take his first F1 pole position, on Friday evening.
In qualifying – which set the grid for the Sprint that, in turn, sets the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix – Magnussen emerged first and set the benchmark in Q3.
That was just before George Russell went off at Turn 5 and then rain began to fall, which essentially cemented Magnussen and Haas’s maiden Formula 1 pole position.
The Dane, who rejoined Haas in March this year after the departure of Nikita Mazepin, said that his car was “perfect” for the wet-dry conditions in qualifying.
“It was Q3, you’ve got to go for it. The car was strong, we were in contention for Q3, we were looking good enough for that, but it was always a bit drizzle, not fully dry, so our car was perfect for that,” he said.
“Today the big difference was getting me out into the pit lane as the first car and giving me the best piece of track there today,” reiterated Magnussen.
Kevin Magnussen Podium
Kevin Magnussen has taken the first Pole Position of his career in a dramatic qualifying hour with changeable conditions at the Interlagos Circuit.
The Haas driver secured an unlikely first Pole Position of his Formula 1 career by profiting from a well-timed rain shower in the final part of qualifying.
With rain expected in Q3, every driver rushed to set a flying lap in the opening minutes, with Magnussen setting a 1:11.674 to go fastest by two tenths of a second over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, and a further two tenths faster than Mercedes’ George Russell.
With improvements expected on the second ‘flying’ laps, Russell went off-track at Turn 4 and beached his car in the gravel trap, bringing out the red flags.
The rain intensified and, when the session resumed, the track was too wet for improvements, ensuring Magnussen’s and Haas’ first F1 Pole.
Lando Norris took P4 for McLaren, ahead of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and the two Alpine’s of Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso.
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) finished P8 ahead of Sergio Perez (Haas), whilst Charles Leclerc’s gamble on Intermediate tyre backfired en route to P10 for Ferrari.
In June 2021, Magnussen was drafted in by Arrow McLaren SP to fill in for the injured Felix Rosenqvist at the Grand Prix of Road America.
He qualified 21st and retired with mechanical issues during the race.
Magnussen tested for Porsche in a Porsche 919 Hybrid in November 2015, on Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
No contract was made since Magnussen continued in Formula One for Renault in 2016.
Magnussen competed in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021, driving the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing DPi car alongside Dutch driver Renger van der Zande. On 12 June, he won his first race at the Detroit Grand Prix as Magnussen ended the season 7th.
On 23 April, it was announced that Magnussen would drive the No. 49 High Class Racing LMP2 car with his father Jan Magnussen and Anders Fjordbach in the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans. He classified 29th in the overall standings and 17th in the LMP2 class.
Kevin Magnussen earns a $6 Million salary from Haas F1 Team.
Kevin Magnussen has recently bought a Lamborghini Aventador for $1 Million USD. Kevin Magnussen also owns a Bugatti Chiron that cost him $3 Million USD.