Formula 1
Formula 1
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
10 Jul
-
12 Jul
FP3 in
02 Hours
:
36 Minutes
:
11 Seconds
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
FP1 in
6 days
31 Jul
-
02 Aug
FP1 in
20 days
R
70th Anniversary GP
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
FP1 in
27 days
R
Spanish GP
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
FP1 in
34 days
R
Italian GP
04 Sep
-
06 Sep
FP1 in
55 days
R
Tuscany GP
11 Sep
-
13 Sep
Next event in
61 days
R
Mexican GP
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
FP1 in
111 days
R
Brazilian GP
13 Nov
-
15 Nov
FP1 in
125 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
27 Nov
-
29 Nov
FP1 in
139 days

Magnussen: British GP bust-up made Haas stronger

shares
comments
Magnussen: British GP bust-up made Haas stronger
By:
Feb 28, 2020, 9:03 AM

Kevin Magnussen says last year's British Grand Prix bust-up, which is one of the highlights of the second season of Netflix's Drive to Survive series, actually ended up helping bring the team closer together.

The Dane is at the centre of big drama in the Haas episode when team boss Gunther Steiner gives him and teammate Romain Grosjean a dressing down after they clashed at the British Grand Prix.

Although the Netflix cameras were not present in Steiner's office during the heated exchange, the microphones do pick up what was said.

Steiner is heard saying: "I have fu**ing had enough of both of you. You let the fucking team down; me down, when I protected you all the time, and I am not fu**ing going in to who is right and who is wrong. I don't want 'oh he moved' and 'he moved' and all that fu**ing wank.

"Gene [Haas] spends how much fucking millions a year of his own fu**ing money and wants to pull the plug because you are two fu**ing idiots. I've not more to fu**ing say to you guys. If you don't like it. I don't need you here. Do not come back please."

Read Also:

As Magnussen leaves, he slams shut the office door – prompting another angry exchange between Steiner and Magnussen's trainer.

Reflecting on the events back then, Magnussen said that a lot of circumstances had all come together – but in the end, it proved to be an event that helped solidify relationships.

"It's a very exciting story and there was a very, very big episode when it happened," he said. "But, you know, because we were in such a low point with everything, that's where we really were getting depressed about the season not going right.

"There was a lot of shit going on in the background with sponsors, etc. And, you know, it all sort of just came together that weekend and we all lost a little bit.

"But it surely made us stronger. And it's gotten us closer together, and you would be surprised to see how it is in real life between us all."

Magnussen said that the ever-present Netflix cameras often managed to catch moments that teams and divers may not like shared.

"They're good at hiding," he said. "And getting things that you don't expect."

Asked if he had seen the Haas episode, Magnussen said: "I have seen the one that I'm in. And they didn't even put the bad things in!"

Next article
Bottas: Top teams playing "weird games" in testing

Previous article

Bottas: Top teams playing "weird games" in testing

Next article

Mercedes swaps engines after Thursday shutdown

Mercedes swaps engines after Thursday shutdown
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Kevin Magnussen
Teams Haas F1 Team
Author Jonathan Noble