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F1 Driver Kevin Magnussen Applauds Change at Haas: 'We Didn't Grow Enough'

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Driver Kevin Magnussen Applauds Change at HaasANDREJ ISAKOVIC - Getty Images

While Nico Hulkenberg sounded regretful about Haas F1 Team boss Gunther Steiner's preseason sacking, teammate Kevin Magnussen is more upbeat about the new era.

The American outfit finished dead last in the F1 Constructors' Championship in 2023, prompting American team owner Gene Haas to differ with Steiner's assessment that the team needs more funding—and simply oust him.

"I had a great relationship with Gunther, but we didn't grow enough," Magnussen, a long-time and continuing Haas driver, told media outlet Sky Italia at this week's Bahrain test. I think this new development will be beneficial."

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Kevin Magnussen is looking forward to a new leader at Haas.Mario Renzi - Formula 1 - Getty Images