Contract confirmation makes Magnussen happy

Kevin Magnussen is smiling. He need not worry about where he will race next. That uncertainty can be put to rest.

Haas team owner Gene Haas announced that both Magnussen and Romain Grosjean would continue to be the Haas drivers for 2018. The announcement came before the Hungary GP.

Gene Haas told the official F1 website, “We will run with the same drivers that we have this year again next year. That is a given.”

Magnussen drove for McLaren for a year in 2014 and then for Renault in 2016. So naturally, he was concerned about his job security, especially when everyone around him keeps asking the same question at the end of every race.

“I knew, when I signed the contract, there were two years, so it’s not news for me,” he said.

“But it’s good of Gene to tell everyone and make it… now we will have the questions so hopefully no more of those kind of questions for the rest of the season.

“It’s nice to be in that situation because for the last two seasons I’ve done in Formula One it’s been always frustrating to talk about contracts every races in the last part of the season.

“Now, it’s clear what the plan is so we can focus on racing and just push freely and not worry about anything – just go racing as hard as I can.”

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