Kevin Magnussen under no illusions about the Haas team's chances in this weekend's brazilian grandprix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo:
"We are hardly fast enough to score points in the normal way," he says realistically.
the Brazil Grand Prix is the penultimate. 2019 has been a frustrating year for Magnussen and Haas, who, after having struggled with Renault for fourth place in the WORLD cup 2018 now rutsjet down at the ninth - and næstsidstepladsen in the constructor VM.
"in many ways This has been a tough season. There have been a few highlights, but I look forward to getting the season over with and put full focus on next year. We nevertheless can not manage to change much in the two races that are left," admits Kevin Magnussen.
Dropped from fifth to ninth place becomes costly for Haas team, who a few months ago also lost the controversial title sponsor Rich Energy.
Formula 1's revenue from tv Casinomaxi rights, perimeter boards, VIP-lodges and so on are distributed among the 10 teams in relation to their finishing position in the constructor VM.
the Amounts are kept secret, and in all cases is the revenue for 2019 is not yet made up.
But the difference between a fifth and a ninth place represents, according to well-informed sources at least 100 million dollars.
With two races back, Haas still a small chance to snatch the number-eight spot from Alfa Romeo. Here the difference will be around 20 million crowns.
"We're not too far after Alfa Romeo – but seven points is still quite a lot to catch up in two years. But we try, and we have nothing to lose. We are ready, if there occurs an unexpected opportunity," says Kevin Magnussen.
Interlagos-the track has none of the quick turns that this year has been the Haas team's strongest map. Therefore, there must something special if Magnussen and co. to come from Brazil with the WORLD cup-points. The unsteadiness of the autumn weather in Sao Paulo can perhaps help the team, and in every case Friday seems to be marked by the rain,
"But it is difficult to say whether it will help us. And absolutely general: If the car is not competitive in the dry weather, it changes not very much, even if it starts to rain," Kevin says Magnussen.
Date Of Update: 22 November 2019, 21:13