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Magnussen reveals advantages of "intimate" Haas structure

Magnussen reveals advantages of "intimate" Haas structure

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Magnussen reveals advantages of "intimate" Haas structure

Magnussen reveals advantages of "intimate" Haas structure

Kevin Magnussen believes Haas' "intimate" structure allows issues to be addressed quicker than its large-scale rivals.

The American team is the smallest on the F1 grid but has made the most of the sport's foray into a new era and turned its fortunes around with successive points finishes to start the year.

The Australian Grand Prix this weekend marks the 125th race for Haas in F1 after entering the sport at the same venue in 2016.

On what is so special about the team, Magnussen - who has raced in 81 grands prix for Haas - said: “I feel that this team is a very pure racing team.

"The reason this team exists is because Gene [Haas, team owner] is a passionate racer, and it just so happens that he’s also got this big corporation that he’s able to promote via this great sport.

"It’s a simple structure in this team and it’s a small, little, intimate team. It’s very unique in Formula 1 terms to be this intimate and to know the names of that many people within it. It’s kind of cool."

Explaining how the small-scale nature of Haas is a help compared to its rivals, the Danish driver added: "The structure is different to other teams.

"We outsource a lot of stuff but it just means it’s very straight communication throughout the whole team and I think that plays to some advantages.

"When you have a problem, you can easily address it and once you address it, you can easily adjust, whereas with bigger teams I think it takes longer to turn things around.”

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