Facts About Kevin Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen is a Danish professional racing driver who is competing in Formula One for Haas F1 Team. He is renowned for being the son of Jan Magnussen who is the four-time Le Mans and former Formula One driver. He drives for McLaren for the 2014 season, replacing Sergio Pérez. After being released by McLaren, he drive for Renault in 2016. He drove for Haas from 2017 until the end of the 2020 season. In the year 2022, he rejoined Haas on a multi-year deal. Recently, he competed in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022, as 3rd driver in the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing DPi car alongside Earl Bamber and Alex Lynn, but was released from his contracts with Peugeot and Chip Ganassi Racing after returning to F1 with Haas in 2022.
What is Kevin Magnussen Famous For?
- Being a racing driver from Denmark,
- For competing in Formula One for Haas F1 Team.
Who are the Parents of Kevin Magnussen?
Kevin Magnussen took birth on 5th October 1992 in Roskilde, Zealand, Denmark. He holds Danish nationality and his ethnicity is Danish-White. His birth name is Kevin Jan Magnussen. About his parents, he was born to his father, Jan Magnussen, and his mother, Britt Petersen. His dad is a former professional racing driver. He also has three siblings; a brother namely Marcus Mose who is a kart racer, Luca Magnussen (Younger Half-Brother), Millie Magnussen (Younger Half-Sister). His parents were never married but they maintained a strong relationship. Kevin shares a special bond with both of his parents. His mom supported him a lot to pursue his dreams. He celebrated his 29th birthday as of 2021.
Focusing on his education, he studied in a local high school in his hometown.
Kevin Magnussen Career Timeline
- Initially, Kevin began his career in karting.
- Then, he made the step up to Formula Ford in Denmark, taking 11 victories from 15 races and winning the championship in 2008.
- Further, he took part in six races of the ADAC Formel Masters series. Next, he moved up to Formula Renault 2.0 with Motopark Academy in 2009.
- Likewise, he finished runner-up to António Félix da Costa in the Northern European Cup and finished seventh in the Eurocup.
- He competed in the German Formula Three Championship with Motopark Academy in the year 2010 where he finished third.
- He competed in the Masters of Formula 3 race at Zandvoort, finishing 3rd.
- In 2011, he took part at the Macau Grand Prix.
- After a year, he moved up to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2012 where he remained a year and moved to DAMS instead.
- He finished the 2013 season as champion, 60 points clear of runner-up Stoffel Vandoorne.
- Back in 2012, he had had his first experience of the McLaren MP4-27 Formula One car on track at the Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test.
- He then drives for McLaren for the 2014 season. He raced with car number 20 as this was the number he had on his DAMS car in 2013 when he won the Formula Renault 3.5 championship.
- He recorded eleven further points-scoring finishes throughout his 2014 season.
- After then, he became the test and reserve driver for McLaren. He was then released at the end of the year 2015.
- He was next confirmed to have been in discussion to drive for the Haas F1 Team.
- He also tested a Mercedes DTM car and Porsche's LMP1 car.
- Renault later confirmed Magnussen had joined their 2016 campaign, partnering rookie Jolyon Palmer.
- He finished 12th after he suffered a puncture on the opening lap in Australia. Next, he crashed in practice for the Chinese Grand Prix after a tire failure and could only finish the race in the 17th. Moreover, he crashed in practice in Monaco before colliding with Daniil Kvyat in the race. He was forced to miss qualifying in Canada after again crashing during practice.
- He had a gearbox failure in the closing laps of the British Grand Prix.
- Sadly, he suffered a high-speed crash at the Eau Rouge–Raidillon complex whilst running 8th at the Belgian Grand Prix which caused him minor injuries.
- He finished the 2016 season in 16th place in the championship, scoring seven of Renault's eight points that season.
- In 2017, he signed a contract with Haas. He retired from his first race with Haas in Australia with reported suspension failure. Later, it was revealed that he suffered a puncture.
- He scored points with 8th place at the following race in China before retiring with electrical problems in Bahrain.
- He finished 14th in Spain with a puncture.
- At the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, he had run as high as 3rd towards the end of the race in the uncompetitive VF-17, but eventually finished 7th in what would be his best result of the season.
- He finished 8th-place finishes in Japan and Mexico.
- Overall, he ended his 2017 season 14th in the championship with 19 points, nine points short of teammate Grosjean.
- In 2018, he finished 5th in Bahrain, finished 6th place in Spain, 6th place in France, which was followed by 5th place in Austria. Further, he finished 9th in Britain, 7th in Hungary, and 8th in Belgium.
- Kevin finished 18th at the Italian Grand Prix after his clash with Fernando Alonso.
- He qualified 5th and finished 8th in Russia. He finished the United States Grand Prix in 9th place, 9th in Brazil, and 10th in Abu Dhabi.
- With 56 points, his best-ever finish, and 19 points clear of teammate Grosjean, he finished his 2018 season 9th in the championship.
- He continued to drive for Haas for the 2019 season.
- At the first race in Australia, he finished 6th. He finished 13th at the next three races. He recorded other points finish in Spain, finishing 7th.
- He finished 10th in Austria and finished 8th in German Grand Prix.
- Next, he retired in Italy with a hydraulics issue.
- He then finished 9th place in Russia.
- He finished his 2019 season in 16th place in the championship with 20 points, 12 points ahead of teammate Grosjean.
- At Hungarian Grand Prix, he finished ninth.
- He suffered a power unit failure at the Italian Grand Prix and was rear-ended in a multi-car accident at the Tuscan Grand Prix.
- At the end of the 2020 season, he and his teammate Grosjean separated who was then replaced by Mick Schumacher as well as Nikita Mazepin for the 2021 World Championship.
- In 2021, he competed in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driving the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing DPi car alongside Dutch driver Renger van der Zande.
- He won his first race at the Detroit Grand Prix on 12th June 2021.
- He ended the 2021 season 7th.
- On 23rd April, it was announced that he will drive the No. 49 High-Class Racing LMP2 car with his father Jan Magnussen and Anders Fjordbach in the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans.
- He classified 29th in the overall standings and 17th in the LMP2 class.
- On 8th February 2021, it was announced that he would be a part of the driver line-up for Peugeot Sport in the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
- Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Haas terminated its contract with its driver Nikita Mazepin.
- He then returned to the team as his replacement on a multi-year deal, partnering with existing driver Mick Schumacher for the 2022 season.
- In his return for Haas at Bahrain, he managed to start 7th and finish 5th, scoring one of only five top-five finishes in Haas's history up to that point.
- He next competed in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022, as 3rd driver in the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing DPi car alongside Earl Bamber and Alex Lynn, but was released from his contracts with Peugeot and Chip Ganassi Racing after returning to F1 with Haas in 2022.
Who is Kevin Magnussen Wife?
Kevin Magnussen is a married man. He married his long-time girlfriend turned wife, Louise Gjørup on 10th October 2019, in a private ceremony. They started dating in March 2015 and proposed to her in October 2018. In 2021, Louise gave birth to their first child, Laura, 7 weeks premature. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. At present, the duo is residing in Dubai. Back then, he was living in Woking, Surrey, near the McLaren Technology Centre whilst racing for McLaren.
What is Kevin Magnussen Net Worth in 2022?
Kevin Magnussen is a Danish racing driver competing in Formula One for Haas F1 Team. He has made a huge fortune from his professional work. The net worth of Kevin Magnussen is estimated to have $3 Million as of 2022. He was making $500K with McLaren and Renault whereas he is making around $2 Million driving for Haas. Further, he is the owner of The KM20 Collection, an online shop that sells his merchandise. The former Renault racer sells hoodies, t-shirts, mini helmets, etc. He has been sponsored by Jack & Jones, Omnicar, Richard Mille. His main source of wealth is from his racing career and he is living a lavish lifestyle from his earnings.
How tall is Kevin Magnussen?
Kevin Magnussen is a handsome racer who stands tall at the height of 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm. His weight consists of 68 Kg or 150 lbs. His body type is athletic. His hair color is blonde and he has a pair of blue eyes. He has a toned physique with wavy hair. He has his right forearm covered in tattoos. His body measurement is 38-32-14 in (chest-waist-bicep). His shoe size is 10 US. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality.
Trivias About Kevin Magnussen You Need To Know.
- On 12th June 2021, he won his first race at the Detroit Grand Prix.
- He began his career in karting.
- In 2008 he made the step up to Formula Ford in Denmark, taking 11 victories from 15 races and winning the championship.
- In 2009 Magnussen moved up to Formula Renault 2.
- He finished runner-up to António Félix da Costa in the Northern European Cup and finished seventh in the Eurocup.
- Libra is his zodiac sign.