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Magnussen to rely on Schumacher "experience" after disrupted practice running

Magnussen to rely on Schumacher "experience" after disrupted practice running

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Magnussen to rely on Schumacher "experience" after disrupted practice running

Magnussen to rely on Schumacher "experience" after disrupted practice running

Kevin Magnussen is hoping to take advantage of team-mate Mick Schumacher's "experience" at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit after suffering from mechanical issues during Friday practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The Danish driver turned heads with a stellar drive to fifth on his return to F1 last weekend in Bahrain but a hydraulic issue limited him to just two laps in FP1, before he stopped on track midway through the second session.

Magnussen is one of three drivers on the grid this weekend not to have driven the Saudi Arabian track along with Nico Hulkenberg and Alex Albon, with the lack of running putting him on the back foot.

“It wasn’t ideal to get the limited running but on the laps I did have, the car didn’t feel too bad," said Magnussen.

"I’m just hoping for a consistent FP3 tomorrow, get some more laps in, then qualifying and then we can use some of Mick’s experience on the long runs to get ready for the race.

"It’s a great track, super high-speed and there’s a lot of action so I’m looking forward to more running tomorrow.”

Schumacher finished 13th under the lights in FP2 and added: “Good things were learned.

"Obviously, it was unfortunate that not both cars were able to run, so hopefully that will get better in the future. I think that overall, we know what we have as a package and it’s up to us now to put it all together.”

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