Kevin Magnussen keen to continue racing after retiring from F1

Kevin Magnussen will make his 150th F1 start at the Austrian Grand Prix

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Kevin Magnussen has reiterated his desire to continue racing long after his time in Formula 1 comes to an end.

Magnussen, who scored points in Jeddah and Miami, briefly competed in sportscars and IndyCar in 2021 following the end of his first stint with Haas in 2020 

“I mean, when I stop in F1 whenever that is, I doubt that my passion would have run out,” Magnussen exclusively told Total-Motorsport.com. “It’s probably another reason that I won’t be continuing in Formula One when my passion runs out. 

“I think after my time in F1 [I] will be still with racing, as long as I can, maybe in a different environment, Le Mans or something like that.

“I’ve always been passionate about IndyCar. My dad did it in the 1990s. I’ve always had a passion for that. So Indy 500, especially, is something I always had an eye for.”

Magnussen: I would love to do Le Mans again with father

In 2021 Magnussen took part in the famous Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race alongside father and former McLaren test driver Jan Magnussen, a sportscar racing veteran for over 20 years.

The Magnussens shared an Oreca LMP2 machine in what is likely their only Le Mans start together with fellow Dane Anders Fjordbach. The trio finished the race 29th 35 laps behind the race-winning Toyota.

“I would love to [do it again], but he’s not getting younger,” said Magnussen. Who knows how long I’m going to be around F1, and I don’t know if there’s going be another opportunity. 

Kevin Magnussen on the grid ahead of the Monaco GP | Jake Grant / LAT Images

“So we’re just happy that we got a chance to race at Le Mans a couple of years ago, and that’s a memory we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives. It’s awesome that we got to have that experience together.”

Where is the next F1 2023 race?

The next F1 race is the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix which will be second sprint weekend of the year, held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on June 30 to July 2.

Ed Spencer
Ed Spencer
FIA accredited journalist
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