In his most recent column for Motorsport.com, Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen described his son Kevin’s crash in Sunday’s Formula 1 race at Spa Francorchamps as “pretty worrying,” to watch as a father.
Kevin Magnussen’s No. 20 Renault crashed hard into the barriers at Spa shortly after he crested the hill at the Circuit’s famous ‘Eau Rouge’ section. He suffered a bruised ankle in the crash but was released from hospital later that day. After resting up in Denmark, the younger Magnussen is now preparing for the next race of the season, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Jan was competing with Corvette Racing at VIR when Kevin crashed and watched the replay on his cell phone.
“The Formula 1 race started right at the same time as the warm-up at VIR, so when you look down at your phone and start reading the news it is pretty alarming,” he wrote.
“What wasn’t comforting was watching the video… My state of mind would probably have been better had I not seen it!”
“As a father, whether your kids are three or 23 they are always on your mind and seeing something like that is pretty worrying.”
After talking to Kevin and confirming he was okay, Jan said it was “time to focus on my race.” He went on to win the race alongside co-driver Antonio Garcia, scoring valuable points towards their driver’s championship bid and also earning valuable manufacturer points for Chevy.
“We’ve closed the gap in the points to the second place Ford now, and obviously the win is a big help in the manufacturers points,” Jan wrote.
Click here to read his full column on Motorsport.com.