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More room to push with 2022-spec F1 cars – Motorsport Week

Magnussen: More room to push with 2022-spec F1 cars

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen believes Formula 1’s 2022 spec cars “provide more room to push and attack” and that he enjoys the new style of racing.

Formula 1 introduced revised technical regulations for 2022 with Magnussen unexpectedly returning to the championship after a one-year hiatus.

Magnussen has scored points at three of the four Grand Prix held so far this year in his and Haas’ best run since 2018.

“I think there’s been a positive change with these new cars in terms of racing against each other and I’m definitely enjoying it,” he said.

“It feels like there’s a lot more room to push and attack.

“I feel acclimated, I’m still working as hard as I can to get back to full fitness, but I’ve made good progress and I’m getting there.

“I feel like every race so far has been a real pleasure and I look forward to every race, whether it’s in Europe or beyond.”

Formula 1 will compete at the Miami International Autodrome for the first time this weekend and Magnussen is optimistic the track will provide opportunities for good racing.

“There are two big overtaking opportunities with these two very long straights,” said Magnussen.

“The track then has a good mix of high and very low speed sections, from T4 to T11 is high speed and from T11 to T16 is super low speed so there is a good mix and with two long straights to overtake, hopefully it will be a good race.”