Kevin Magnussen has signed a multi-year cope with Haas after Formula One group parted methods with Russian Nikita Mazepin.
The 29-yeard-old racer from Denmark, was with Haas from 2017 till he left the game on the finish of the 2020 season. He was beforehand with McLaren (2014-15) and Renault (2016).
Magnussen went on to race in IndyCar and was slated to hitch Peugeot’s World Endurance Championship squad in 2022. He will now associate Mick Schumacher after Haas’ determination to terminate Niki Mazepin’s contract with instant impact.
Haas stated 29-year-old Magnussen had signed a “multi-year contract agreement” and the Dane will drive in the official pre-season test at Bahrain from Thursday to Saturday.
“I’m delighted to welcome Kevin Magnussen back to Haas F1 Team,” stated Guenther Steiner, the Haas group boss.
“When searching for a driver who might deliver worth to the group, to not point out a wealth of Formula 1 expertise, Kevin was an easy determination for us.”
Mazepin and Haas’s Russian title sponsor Uralkali had their contracts terminated last Saturday as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.
Mazepin’s father Dmitry is a non-executive director of Uralkali, a group specializing in potash.
Magnussen, a veteran of 119 career Formula One starts — with a podium finish on his debut in 2014 — previously raced for Haas between 2017-2020 after stints with McLaren and Renault.
He scored a career-high ninth place finish in the world championship with Haas in 2018.
(With inputs from Agencies)