Date: 12th April 2016 at 9:28am
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Kevin Magnussen is back as a full time driver in Formula One with the newly branded Renault team.

After losing his seat at McLaren and having a year on the sidelines, K-Mag returned to Formula One with the famous team from Enstone.

Fresh from a takeover by French manufacturer Renault, the old Lotus team is no more.

The winter saw a lot of change within the team, none more so than Pastor Maldonado losing his drive with the team to be replaced by Magnussen and swapping from the Mercedes power-unit to the Renault.

The team have placed pretty low expectations on themselves for 2016 and thus far the team have failed to score a single Formula One World Championship point.

Jolyon Palmer finished 11th in Australia and failed to start in Bahrain, whilst K-Mag finished 12th in Australia and 11th in Bahrain.

However the positive signs are that both of those drives for the Dane have been recovery drives as in Australia he suffered a first lap puncture and in Bahrain he was forced to start from the pit-lane after missing a weight check in free practice.

?It is pretty frustrating, That?s how it is in racing sometimes, but we are very close so that does give motivation. he told

?The car feels really good. Of course, we want more downforce and more power, but show me a race driver who doesn?t ask for that!

?Naturally I?m enjoying being back behind the wheel, pushing hard and overtaking, but you have so much work to do from the back that you can have a very strong race yet still finish in 11th.

‘If we start further up the order and don?t have a first lap incident good things can happen.?