In his most recent article for Motorsport.com, Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen has shared his opinion on the crash that put them out of contention for the win at the 12 Hours of Sebring and his son Kevin Magnussen’s return to Formula 1 with Renault.
Magnussen and the No. 3 Corvette C7.R were attempting to make a pass on the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR at Sebring in the wet when the Porsche, driven by Kevin Estre, slid under braking and took out the Corvette, sending them both into the wall. Magnussen said he appreciated Estre’s apology, but it hardly made up for the fact that it ruined their race.
“The impact sent us both into the turn one tires pretty hard – our car going in driver’s side first which is never nice,” Magnussen wrte. “Kevin apologized and admitted it was his fault which was good of him, but it still made a big mess of our day.”
“While myself, Antonio (Garcia) and Mike (Rockenfeller) were pretty annoyed, it was still great to see the No.4 Corvette take the win and repeat what we were able to do with the No.3 car last year – win both Daytona and Sebring.”
Jan’s son Kevin recently made his return to Formula 1 with Renault, which is also returning to the sport this year after having sold off a majority stake in its team in 2010. K. Magnussen unfortunately suffered a punctured tire early on in the race, but turned in quick laps following a pit stop to finish just behind his teammate.
“To end up right behind his teammate Jolyon Palmer was a very good start to the year with both cars just outside the points,” Magnussen wrote. “Kevin is really enjoying the atmosphere and environment at Renault and I think there are going to be weekends this year when they are really going to surprise.”
Read Magnussen’s full editorial over on Motorsport.com.