Magnussen has a message for drivers who want less downforce

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Haas' Kevin Magnussen says drivers who want less downforce in the future are those who can't handle today's fast cars.

Performance and speed in Formula 1 has ramped up in the past couple of years, thanks to specific regulation changes like wider front and rear wings and wider tyres.

However, the sport will usher in a new set of technical rules in 2021 destined to promote closer and better racing but not necessarily faster cars as downforce levels could be significantly reduced.

Magnussen takes issue with these among his colleagues who favor slower cars.

"Those drivers that want to have less downforce, it’s because they can’t drive these fast cars," the Dane said, quoted by

"They want to go back to what they were good at but that’s their own thing – nobody wants slower cars.

"I think we could have more horsepower because we’ve got so much grip it’s unbelievable."

As far as Magnussen is concerned, nothing turns him on like the thrill of driving the current spec of F1 cars.

"Driving these cars is just phenomenal, there’s nothing better in the world," said the Haas charger.

"Nothing – there’s one thing that comes close – but it’s absolutely fantastic driving these cars, when you’ve got low fuel and new tyres it’s just incredible.

"And if we could have that, with more horsepower and the ability to follow a bit better then I think it would be great."

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