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Magnussen reveals bizarre Haas neck fix

Magnussen reveals bizarre Haas neck fix

Magnussen reveals bizarre Haas neck fix

Magnussen reveals bizarre Haas neck fix
Sam Hall & Ian Parkes

Kevin Magnussen has revealed the bizarre fix Haas made to ease the Dane's neck struggles at the high-speed Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Magnussen is two races into his F1 comeback after being called up as a last-minute replacement for Nikita Mazepin after Haas terminated the Russian's contract.

Although the Dane spent 2021 competing in sportscars after being let go by Haas, Magnussen struggled with his neck muscles in Saudi Arabia with forces far greater than anything he had experienced in the past 12 months.

After qualifying, Magnussen had commented that his neck had prevented him from setting a faster time in Q3, but after the race, he said: "The neck is nowhere. I hope it will come back soon.

"We put these cups on the side so I could lean. It is what it is, I've got to get stronger but we scored two points, so [I'm] super happy.

"I really love this track, it's such a great track to drive. It's just so exciting, exhilarating.

"With the speeds we do here, you really feel like a racing driver. I love it."

Magnussen targets more Australian glory

Although Magnussen has spent the majority in the F1 midfield, he made an immediate impact on his debut with McLaren in 2014, finishing the Australian Grand Prix second.

To date, the result remains his only podium score.

Asked of his 'great memories' in Melbourne, Magnussen added: "Both with McLaren in my first race, and also with Haas, a couple of good results.

"So I'm looking forward to going there and hopefully more points."

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