Kevin Magnussen Discusses Re-Creating Emotional History With His Father at Le Mans 2021

Published 08/20/2021, 8:06 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – Haas’ Kevin Magnussen during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Not many have the privilege to compete in a race alongside their father. Hence, it is no surprise that former Haas driver Kevin Magnussen wants to create history at Le Mans with his dad, Jan.

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The much-awaited twenty-four race is this weekend, and the Danish driver is hoping to win the iconic race, with Magnussen Sr as his teammate.

Both drivers are confident are pleased with the feedback they have got from the car. So once the lights go green, they will hope to win, and re-write history in motorsport.

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Kevin Magnussen is optimistic about making history with his dad at Le Mans

One of the most iconic races in motor racing is set to take place this weekend. What is more exciting is the prospect of seeing a father-son duo battle it out on track, Mangnussen Jr is hoping that he and his father will leave a mark on the sport this weekend.

As quoted from GrandPrix 247, The Danish driver said, “It’ll be great fun to race with my Dad but we’re there to win! We were testing the High-Class car recently which went really well and it was very interesting to hear everyone’s thoughts on the car and their feedback. “I’m feeling excited!”

The last time a father-son duo won the Le Mans was back in 1950  Louis and Jean-Louis Rosier drove a Talbot-Lago to victory and created history. But the optimism that Kevin has shown for the upcoming weekend, gives hope to the motorsport community that history might be rewritten.

A tough road for the Magnussen clan at Le Mans

Magnussen Sr and Jr will be driving for Sashi-High Class Racing, with Anders Fjordbach as their third pilot. However, the road to victory might be a challenging one for them, as they only qualified 25th for the race.

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But, they are confident with their skills behind the wheel and hoping to fight them up the grid. The team knows they will have to throw everything at their competition if they want to win this race.

What are your predictions for Sashi-High Class Racing this weekend? Will the father-son duo make history at Le Mans? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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