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Controversial star admits he could leave F1 THIS season

Controversial star admits he could leave F1 THIS season

Controversial star admits he could leave F1 THIS season

Controversial star admits he could leave F1 THIS season

Formula 1's silly season started much, much earlier than normal in 2024 thanks to Lewis Hamilton's winter announcement of his impending move to Ferrari, but there are some drivers still facing an uncertain future.

New contracts for the likes of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg have taken a number of seats off the market, leaving stars scrambling to secure a drive for next season.

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Kevin Magnussen has admitted his time at Haas could be drawing to a close this season, with no contract yet agreed for 2025 and Oliver Bearman expected to fill one of the team's seats.

Team principal Ayao Komatsu has admitted Esteban Ocon is also on the team's radar after the announcement that the Frenchman will leave Alpine this winter, leaving the Dane's future up in the air.

A big crash in Monaco put Magnussen out of the race
Magnussen has picked up just one point in 2024

Magnussen: I'm stronger than last year

Speaking at the Canadian Grand Prix, Magnussen admitted he may not just leave Haas, but runs the risk of being out of the sport altogether in 2025, saying: "Yes. There is a chance that that will happen.”

“I want to be in Formula 1,” he added. “That’s what I’m concentrating on. Only when all the doors are closed will I look for something else.”

He also insisted that he's improved as a driver compared to last year, but has been the victim of some bad luck, saying: “The pace was there. I am a much stronger driver than last year.

“I found it difficult to adjust to the car, especially in qualifying. That is much easier for me this year. But it just didn’t go my way in a lot of situations. I’ve had traffic so many times, second lap in Q1 or Q2, then suddenly a problem, or a poorly managed out-lap, something like that.

“Or, if we had a good race, the safety car comes at the wrong time. It’s just one of those years where you always seem to have a headwind. Let’s take Imola. Suddenly a McLaren comes out of the pits in front of me and can’t even start its lap. How can you predict that?

“It costs me a good starting position. In the race, the pace is fantastic and I almost make it into the points. Without the bad luck, I would have started near the top 10 and would definitely have scored points."

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