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Facing the Finale: Kevin Magnussen Confronts Uncertain F1 Future Amid Contract Expiry and Team Shakeups



Vulnerable Kevin Magnussen acknowledges the possibility of his departure from F1 is looming, stating, "I will pursue other opportunities only when all options within F1 are no longer available."

Kevin Magnussen has acknowledged the possibility that he may not remain in Formula 1 for the upcoming season.

The Haas team's racer is among several competitors this season facing the uncertainty of a contract that's due to end, leaving their future in the sport up in the air.

Magnussen is aware that opportunities to secure a spot in the 2025 Formula 1 roster are highly sought after, and he could potentially be left without a seat.

"He acknowledged the possibility of it occurring," Motorsport Week reported him as saying.

Magnussen emphasized, "My goal is to compete in Formula 1."

"I'm focusing solely on this. I will only seek an alternative once every option has been exhausted."

Magnussen experienced being ousted from Formula 1 previously – in 2014, following his debut season at McLaren, he lost his spot as a primary driver in 2015, only to make a comeback with Renault the following year.

"He mentioned that if this had happened earlier in his life, it likely would have caused him greater stress."

The pressure would have been more intense for me.

"Now I've become quite adept at setting it aside, simply hopping into the car and giving it my all."

Magnussen has only managed to secure a single point across nine races, while his teammate, Nico Hulkenberg, has accumulated seven points and has been recognized for outperforming expectations.

Hulkenberg has solidified his plans for 2025 by securing a position with Sa

Consequently, Haas has contemplated awarding Ollie Bearman his initial permanent position.

Ayao Komatsu, the team principal at Haas, has his sights set on Esteban Ocon, who is departing from Alpine.

Magnussen asserted, "I have become a significantly better driver compared to the previous year."

"I struggled to adapt to the vehicle, particularly during the qualifying rounds.

"This year has been considerably more manageable for me. However, things often didn't turn out as I hoped in numerous scenarios."

"Numerous times, I've encountered traffic issues, whether it's on the second lap of Q1 or Q2, followed by an unexpected problem, or a mismanaged out-lap, among other things.

Alternatively, if we were performing well in the race, the appearance of the safety car was poorly timed.

"This year feels like you're constantly battling against the wind."

"Consider the situation at Imola. Out of nowhere, a McLaren emerges from the pit lane right in front of me, unable to even begin its lap. How could anyone have foreseen that?

Losing a favorable starting spot was a setback for me. During the race, my speed was impressive, and I nearly scored some points.

"Had it not been for misfortune, my starting position would have been close to the top 10."

"Certainly, it would have earned points."

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