Haas driver Kevin Magnussen knows that he will not win the Formula 1 title this year but wants to be a world champion in the future.
The 26-year-old is set to embark on his fifth campaign in the high-octane sport, his third for Haas, having finished ninth in the 2018 standings.
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The Danish flyer has yet to win a grand prix, with just one podium finish to his name, achieved in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – his very first F1 race.
With Mercedes and Ferrari set to dominate once again, and Red Bull making all the right noises about challenging the leading duo, it seems as though Haas and Magnussen will be down among the also-rans once again.
It is something he cannot do much about this term but he has made it clear he will not always be in the sport to make up the numbers.
“If I knew that we’d only finish fourth and that I’d never win a World Championship, if you could see into the future and you told me ‘you won’t win ever’, then I’d go to do something else that I can be successful in,” he told GPFans.
“None of us come here and work our asses off to finish fourth, but that’s the target this year. “You can’t say ‘OK, I didn’t win so I’ll go home’, of course you need to try, but you need to understand there is a process and a road to success.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.