Former Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen will return to the sport to replace Russian Nikita Mazepin at the US-based Haas team.
Magnussen previously drove for Haas from 2017 to 2020 before the team decided to replace him and Romain Grosjean with Mazepin and Mick Schumacher.
Nikita Mazepin was let go by the F1 team because his county’s invasion of Ukraine.
Haas now said that Magnussen signed a “multi-year contract” and will drive at the pre-season test in Bahrain this week.
Kevin, the former son of former F1 driver Jag Magnussen, has been a popular figure for the sport in years past before leaving the sport.
The 29-year-old stated:
“I was obviously very surprised but equally very excited to receive the call from Haas. I was looking in a different direction regarding my commitments for 2022 but the opportunity to return to compete in F1, and with a team I know extremely well, was simply too appealing.”
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