Last year at Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix Kevin Magnussen participated in the Royal Pro/Am and in the charity race “Race for Riget”. Unfortunately Kevin will not be able to do that this year. But the reason for this, is quite positive.
Renault has just introduced their new Renault Sport Formula One Team and one of the two drivers is no other than Kevin Magnussen. Congratulations from here!
At Danish Kevin Magnussen’s camp there is also great excitement about being selected as one of Renault’s Formula 1 drivers.
”It is a fantastic feeling, and it means so much to me. Renault will fight for the world championship in the future and it’s hard to believe that I am going to be a part of it” says Kevin Magnussen and continues
”I know Renault really well, from when I raced in the Formula Renault 2.0, and won the 3.5 Series in 2013. And I remember my years in the World Series by Renault. That gave me amazing experiences and I learned a lot. And I will take all of that with me in 2016 and the years to follow.”
At Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn was very clear in his message, when he presented the new Formula 1 team.
”We are convinced, that motorsport still nourishes the imagination and fascination – boith for enthusiasts and for the everyday driver. Formula 1 helps to raise awareness about Renault, especially where Renault is a new player on the market. Our increased involvement in motorsport is the core of Renault’s brand and technical innovation strategy, “said Carlos Ghosn, at the press conference in Paris, where Renault’s entire ambitious motorsport strategy was presented.
2016 will be the year, where Renault reinstates itself in the motorsport royal class, but 2016 is also a year where we need to build. That was made clear. Renault therefore expects, that 2017 will be the year, they really start driving in the top spots.
The other drivers in the Renault Sport Formula One Team are British Jolyon Palmer and Esteban Ocon from France.