Magnussen enjoys peace of mind from early Haas move

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Kevin Magnussen says he enjoys the peace of mind that comes with securing a multi-year deal with the Haas F1 Team well ahead of the off-season.

The Dane will move across from Renault to the US outfit after a challenging 2016 campaign that saw him secure two top-10 finishes to score seven of the eight points amassed by Renault on its return as a fully-fledged Formula One constructor.

However, that did not prove enough for Magnussen to be presented with more than a one-year extension by Renault, with the 24-year-old electing to join Haas instead.

Magnussen’s previous two winter breaks were surrounded by uncertainty. After an encouraging 2014 rookie campaign with McLaren, the Dane had to wait until December of that year to learn that he would have to step down to a reserve role in the wake of Fernando Alonso’s return to Woking.

Magnussen was then dropped by the British team in late 2015 and tipped to switch series when his F1 career received a lifeline from Renault following Pastor Maldonado’s exit in February 2016.

“It is the first time I will go into next season knowing I am in F1 straight away,” Magnussen was quoted by “I haven't had a proper off-season preparing for next season and this is my first time properly continuing so it feels good. I am really excited about my next adventure.”

Magnussen will partner Romain Grosjean for Haas' sophomore campaign.

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