After the duel-the victory: 'A great achievement'

Kevin Magnussen qualified for the WORLD cup final in Abu Dhabi on 15.-the square and was, by all accounts, everything out of the Haas team's problematic VF19-m

After the duel-the victory: 'A great achievement'

Kevin Magnussen qualified for the WORLD cup final in Abu Dhabi on 15.-the square and was, by all accounts, everything out of the Haas team's problematic VF19-model.

"There was not so much to shoot with, but I got the best out of it," he said after the qualification to the B. T.

"the Car ran really good, and we were directed to the check, as well as we could. This is something that has gone well this year: To get the car set up for qualifying. It's also about the people around me – engineers and mechanics – now know me well and know what I need from the car," continued Magnussen.

"It was a good game. You couldn't pull more out of it," said Magnussens personal race engineer Gary Gannon over the pit radio.

Magnussens teamkammerat Romain Grosjean qualified on the 16.-the square, however, was significantly slower than the dane.

Grosjean is widely acclaimed as one of the Formula 1 field's allerhurtigste drivers over a single lap. Yet Magnussen this year has beaten the frenchman 13-8 in the Haas team's internal qualification duel.

It is a victory that will be noticed in the paddock, but Magnussens even says to B. T.:

"I'm focusing not so much on my teamkammerat, and where he is. I have deliberately developed me towards – to focus less on the internal team duel. And I think it has been beneficial."

"It is true that it is to him you will be judged up against, but it worked not something to focus the whole game on your teamkammerat. It is not necessarily positive. If you focus too much on its teamkammerat, it will be soon, in fact negative, for it attaches only any extra pressure on himself."

Kevin Magnussen acknowledged, however, the face of TV3 Sport, to the victory over Romain Grosjean was one of the minepæle, he had set up for himself before the season:

"Romain is considered to be one of the fastest in the field and could keep him under control is a great accomplishment. It is of course one of the things I've focused on improving my timing. In recent years I have had a good hold on him in the race, but he has been hard to beat in tidstagningerne on the regular show. I have improved this year, and I am pleased with," said Kevin Magnussen.

Magnussens victory over Grosjean in qualifying in Abu Dhabi is extra notable because the frenchman's car in contrast to the dane's were equipped with a hydraulic rear suspension.

It is in the course of the fall spent on the shift of the two Haas-drivers, but on the grounds of the Yas Marina-the line's design plays on the weekend a larger role than in perhaps all other races.

Although Magnussen in the course of the season have not focused on kvalifikationsduellen, he will still think of it in the coming weeks.

"When the season so that is over, you can look at the statistics and evaluate whether you are satisfied or not. And it makes one of course," he says in Sunday's WORLD cup final.

Updated Date: 30 November 2019, 21:00

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