Apr.26 - Kevin Magnussen might struggle to hang onto his Haas race seat beyond 2023.

The 30-year-old is no stranger to the American outfit, having first raced a Haas between 2017 and 2020 - before the team's experiment with an all-rookie lineup in 2021.

Magnussen, though, returned to the cockpit last year, when he shone alongside Mick Schumacher.

In 2023 so far, however, it is the returning Nico Hulkenberg who is clearly setting the pace at Haas despite his three-year break from Formula 1.

"Kevin is not in a happy place at the moment, being behind Nico," team boss Gunther Steiner told the Mirror newspaper.

"He is happy for the team and he knows the car is there for him to be able to do it - he just needs to get it done."

Worse still for Magnussen is that his contract is up for renewal.

"In the end it is all down to performance but, at the moment, I'm pretty relaxed about it," Steiner insisted.

"I want to at least give another five races to see where we are and then start to think about it."

Steiner said in Melbourne recently that he will speak with current Red Bull reserve Daniel Ricciardo about a potential Haas race seat for 2024 "at some point".

"Hopefully this year we can confirm what we are doing before the summer break because (a delay is) not nice from my point of view," Steiner now reveals.

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4 F1 Fan comments on “Magnussen's F1 Future in Jeopardy: Struggles to Keep Haas Seat?

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    Yes, he could be under threat if he keeps on getting outperformed by Hulk, but my initial expectation is similar to most teams, i.e., an unchanged lineup for next season.

    • ReallyOldRacer

      Shrop', RIC is too smart and too wealthy to drive fort hat podunk team unless he wants to audition as a frontman for Steiner in the 'Gunny Does F1' series coming soon to Netflix.

  2. shroppyfly

    Gunny does F1 , I like it , So I guess hell have special guests and the like, that would be fun, its about time we heard from his boss Gene too , maybe for the American races where he fires Gunny live on Air....


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