Known for his preference to carry significant speed through the corners, Magnussen struggled to extract the full potential out of last season’s VF-23 due to its degree of instability upon turn-in.
This clash between the car and Magnussen turned out to be the opposite for team-mate Nico Hulkenberg, whose sharp turn-in ‘V style’ approach mitigated the car’s trait.
Haas have worked extensively during the off-season to rectify the issues that hindered performance last season and Komatsu believes that the adjustments made to the VF-24 will benefit Magnussen’s driving experience and improve performance.
Komatsu: We have improved 2024 car
Speaking with f1i.com, the Japanese engineer said: “I wouldn’t say eliminated, that’s a big word,” the Japanese engineer said when asked about Magnussen’s driving woes. “But certainly, we have improved on it.
“He’s a driver who needs good entry stability and consistent [handling] through a corner.”
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