Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, Buddh International Circuit, 2013

New cars will add drama to races – Magnussen

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kevin Magnussen expects the new generation of F1 cars to create more exciting races with cars sliding sideways and drivers making more mistakes.

“The car this year will have so much more power that last year so it makes it more tricky,” said McLaren’s new driver. “You will see more sideways driving, you will see more mistakes.”

“It makes it fun, makes it a challenge, more that last year. The cars last year were very much at the top of the development and they were so good – still very difficult to be the fastest but in a way easier to drive the car.

“This new car is more of a challenge, I think. Obviously no one has driven it in real life but in the simulator it feels more fun, old-school sideways driving.”

Magnussen added he believes the change of rules will be a particular advantage for him in his first year of Formula One.

“I personally think that it’s a positive thing, that the rules have changed so much. For a rookie it will put everyone a bit more on a level, everyone will have to learn these new regs, so for me I’m hoping it will be very different because then it means everyone’s got to learn.

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