Date: 1st January 2017 at 12:20pm
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Kevin Magnussen has intimated that he may see his move from Renault to Haas F1 as a stepping stone phase of his career.

The former McLaren and Renault drive will join Haas F1 for 2017 and compete for the American outfit during only their second season in Formula One.

Whilst Haas did outperform Renault in 2016, scoring 29 points in comparison to 8 in the Formula One constructors championship, it is thought that Renault will eventually prove to be a good place to compete for podiums and potentially race victories and championships due to the pedigree of the French manufacturer.

When asked if Haas was a longer route than Renault to be in a position to fight for the title he said: ‘Absolutely not. My contract with Haas is not five years, and who knows what Haas can do?

‘And then after that the opportunities are? there are no limits. It’s up to me really. I haven’t put myself in a situation where it would take longer. It’s the opposite.
Magnussen told motorsport.com.

‘I could have stayed [at Renault] and hopefully stayed until they win the world championship, but there is no guarantee they are gonna win the world championship.

‘I think it’s going to take some years before they will be able to fight for it. So I don’t think it’s longer.’


Is that a somewhat disrespectful comment from Magnussen heading into a new team?

It wasn’t that long ago that he lost his drive at McLaren and looked in danger of failing to find a career path in Formula One and now he can openly claim that there are no limits to his opportunities?

A driver must have confidence, but sometimes it’s also clever to show enthusiasm to the current project you are committed to and not one you may or may not have in the future?

 

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