Magnussen not interested reserve driver role for Haas this season
Feb.9 - Kevin Magnussen has issued a quick-fire 'no' to Haas boss Gunther Steiner's invitation to become a team reserve driver this season.
But as Magnussen was unveiled on Monday as a Peugeot driver in the world endurance championship for 2022, the 28-year-old Dane declared that his Formula 1 career is over.
"Formula 1 is probably a closed chapter for me," he is quoted by BT newspaper.
When asked specifically if a one-off substitute drive in the case of a covid-19 infection is also ruled out, Magnussen added: "I don't think that would be very interesting.
"I had some great years with Haas and Gunther is my good friend so I will always be ready with advice and so on," he said. "But a single one-off race? I'm not interested in that.
"I've been in Formula 1 for seven years and I miss winning, so to think about doing another Formula 1 race just to be in it, that's not very interesting."
However, that doesn't mean a return to Formula 1 is completely ruled out for Magnussen.
"If Mercedes call me, I'll probably take it seriously," he smiled.
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