Magnussen on Mick’s comeback: You can never say never in F1!

Kevin Magnussen, Mick Schumacher’s former teammate, advises the German to keep optimistic as he pursues a comeback to the motorsport in spite of the fact that he has lost his F1 driving at Haas for 2023.


Since it was made public that Nico Hulkenberg would take Mick Schumacher’s spot at the American squad in 2019, Kevin Magnussen has expressed his concern for his 2022 Haas teammate.

After 2 years with Haas, Schumacher leaves the team. During those two years, he sometimes had a good turn of speed, but he had many high-profile incidents, which earned him the wrath of Team Principal Guenther Steiner.

Magnussen added his personal experiences proved that it is possible to return to the race after taking a year off. He has twice since taken a seat in an F1 race car.

Magnussen told the media, including, “It’s a double-sided affair.”

“On one hand, it’s exciting, getting someone like Nico in with all his experience and capabilities. And on the other hand, I feel bad for Mick because I know how that feels, and I’ve been in that situation myself.

“I think Mick has done a good job this year, and I like him as a person as well. I think it’s easy to feel bad for him.

“F1 is tough, but it’s also possible to make it back. I’ve done that twice, and I hope he can keep fighting and try to make it back.”

Why Schumacher must keep his optimism

After leaving Haas at the end of the 2020 season, Magnussen made his second F1 return this year when he joined the team just 11 days before the 2022 season began. He quickly achieved Haas’ highest season performance by finishing fifth in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Dane said that while Schumacher looks to get back to racing, he should attempt to have a positive mindset.

“Keep training, keep positive, stay close to whatever team he’s going to be involved with,” Magnussen said when asked what the German should do in order to make a comeback.

“I’m quite positive we’ll see him back on the grid. I certainly know what it’s like in his position right now, but I also feel like when I’m saying, ‘Keep at it’, that it also has some weight.

“I’ve come back twice to the sport, I’ve shown that you can never say never in this sport, and there’s really a reason to hang in there.

“I like Mick and I think he deserves a spot on the grid, and I believe that there is a way back to F1 for him.”

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