Kevin Magnussen is a talented Danish F1 racing driver who has been on the grid since 2014. He has never been part of an F1 team that has had a car capable of letting him show his true potential, however, despite this his results have been impressive.
Kevin has partnered with fellow Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg for 2023, and between them they bring a wealth of experience to the struggling Haas team. He comes from a line of racing driver including his dad and mum (Jan Magnussen and Christina Nielsen.)
He is married with one child
Kevin Magnussen Nationality
Kevin Magnussen is a Danish racing driver, born on October 5, 1992, in Roskilde, Denmark
Who is Kevin Magnussen’s Father?
Kevin’s dad is Jan Magnussen who is an accomplished racing driver in his own right.
Jan Magnussen is a four-time winner of the Danish Touring Car Championship and has also raced in Formula One, DTM, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Who is Kevin Magnussen’s Mother?
Kevin’s Mum is racing driver Christina Nielsen.
Christina Nielsen is a two-time winner of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Does Kevin Magnussen Have A Brother?
Kevin Magnussen has one younger brother, whose name is Andreas.
Like his older brother, Andreas is also a racing driver, and the two brothers have competed against each other in various racing series.
Where Did Kevin Go To School?
Magnussen started his education in Denmark but moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 13 to attend the McLaren Mercedes Academy. There, he continued his education while pursuing his racing career.
Kevin Magnussen Motorsport Career
Kevin followed an interesting route through the different motor sport disciplines in his way to an F1 career.
Magnussen’s Motorsport career began when he was just eight years old, racing karts in Denmark. He quickly established himself as one of the most promising young drivers in the country, winning multiple championships and earning recognition from his peers and competitors.
In 2008, Magnussen moved up to car racing, competing in the Formula Ford Championship in Denmark. He won the championship in his debut season, winning six out of eight races.
In 2009, he moved up to the Formula Ford Eurocup, finishing third overall in his first season.
British Formula 3
In 2010, Magnussen moved to British Formula 3, driving for the Carlin team. He finished the season in fifth place, with one win and four podium finishes. He remained in British Formula 3 for the following season, finishing second overall with nine wins and 19 podium finishes.
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
He also continued to race in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, finishing third overall with three wins and nine podium finishes.
Kevin Magnussen F1
Kevin Magnussen came up through McLaren Formula One team’s Young Driver Program.
Magnussen’s success in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series caught the attention of the McLaren Formula One team, who signed him as a test driver for the 2013 season.
Magnussen’s F1 break came in 2014 when he was finally promoted to the McLaren team as a full time driver.
Kevin Magnussen McLaren (2014 – 2015)
In 2014, Magnussen was promoted to a race seat with the McLaren team, alongside Jenson Button. He made his Formula One debut at the Australian Grand Prix, finishing third and becoming the first Danish driver to score points in Formula One.
Despite his strong debut, Magnussen’s season was hampered by reliability issues with the McLaren car. He scored points in just one other race, finishing ninth at the Russian Grand Prix.
At the end of the season, McLaren opted to replace Magnussen with Fernando Alonso.
Kevin Magnussen – Renault (2016)
After his stint with McLaren, Magnussen moved to the Renault team for the 2016 season. He scored his first points for the team at the Russian Grand Prix, finishing seventh. He finished the season in 16th place with seven points.
Kevin Magnussen – Haas (2017 – 2020)
In 2017, Magnussen moved to the Haas team, partnering with French driver Romain Grosjean. He scored his first points for the team at the Chinese Grand Prix, finishing eighth. He finished the season in 14th place with 19 points.
Magnussen continued with the Haas team in 2018, finishing in the points in the first two races of the season. He scored his best result of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix, finishing fifth. He finished the season in ninth place with 56 points.
In 2019, Magnussen once again drove for the Haas team, partnering with Grosjean. Kevin scored his first points of the season at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, finishing seventh. He finished the season in in 16th place in the championship with 20 points, 12 points ahead of teammate Romain Grosjean.
Magnussen remained with Haas in 2020, once again partnering with Grosjean. He has an unfortunate season where he scored 5 DNFs (Did Not Finish) in nine races. Haas replaced him with Mick Schumacher and the Russian driver Nikita Mazepin.
Haas – His Second Stint in 2022
He spent the 2021 year in semi-retirement, however, in 2022 he was recalled to Haas to replace Nikita Mazepin. Nikita was not allowed to participate due to sanctions that were placed on Russian Nationals due to sanctions imposed after that country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Haas must have breathed a sigh of relief with Kevin’s return. The improvement over Nikita’s driving was noticeable, and the team began to experience some success.
At the 2022 São Paulo Grand Prix, Kevin took his and Haas’s first pole position in Formula One. At the same time he became the second driver to ever set a pole position while driving a non-Ferrari car that used a Ferrari engine.
He finished the season in 13th place. This was more of a reflection of the Haas car and its inadequacies rather than his driving,
Haas dropped Mick Schumacher at the end of 2022. He has been replaced with Nico Hulkenberg. The first three races of the season have produce the following results for Kevin.
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Kevin Magnussen IndyCar
He ended the season in 7th place.
Kevin Magnussen Le Mans
In 2022 he drove the No. 49 High Class Racing LMP2 car with his father Jan Magnussen and Anders Fjordbach in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
He classified 29th in the overall standings and 17th in the LMP2 class.
Kevin Magnussen Net Worth
Magnussen’s net worth is believed to be approximately $25 million – Source.
Kevin Magnussen Wife
Magnussen is married to Louise Gjørup Magnussen. She has over 13,000 Danish followers in Instagram – Link.
She has a clothes line that she sells off Instagram – Link
Kevin and Louise have one daughter names Laura and she was born in 2021.
Kevin Magnussen’s Age
Magnussen was born on October 5, 1992 making him 30 years old (2023)
Kevin Magnussen Salary
He has signed a multiyear contract with Haas and earns $ 5 million a year from this.
Kevin Magnussen Podium
The only time he ended up on the podium was in his first year (2014) in his first race with McLaren. It was at the Australian Grand Prix, and he finished 2nd.
Since then his best result has been 5th.
Magnussen’s Height Compared To The Average F1 Driver Height And Weight
Kevin is 1.74 m (5ft 9 inches) tall making him an average sized F1 driver.
He Weighs 68 kg
The Average F1 Driver Height And Weight can be found at this link
Kevin Magnussen Contract
After his return to Haas in 2022 Kevin signed a Multi-Year contract with Haas.
Kevin Magnussen Number
Magnussen races under number 20.
Kevin Magnussen Car Collection
He has an impressive stable of high performance cars which include the following models.
|Model of Super Car
|Lamborghini Aventador SVj
|McLaren 650S Spyder
|Land Rover Discovery
Read our detailed analysis of Kevin Magnussen’s car collection – Link.