Magnussen Pokes Fun At Former Haas F1 Boss Steiner On His Birthday

Published 04/08/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner has become a hugely popular figure among the fans, mainly because of the Drive to Survive series. Many viewers quickly found out that Steiner swore so much that it could make a sailor blush. Nevertheless, it endeared him to the fans even more.

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Recently, Steiner celebrated his 56th birthday, and his former driver Kevin Magnussen was one of the many well-wishers. Of course, the Dane had to be cheeky about it, and mirroring Steiner’s curse-y personality, he commented on the team’s Instagram post, “Have a good f***ing day, Guenther!” Evidently, the team appreciated the humor and had a good laugh.

icymi: Kevin Magnussen with Gunther Steiner a happy birthday from formula1

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Magnussen has been part of the Haas F1 stable since 2017 when he was hired to partnered Romain Grosjean. Since then, the duo have had several ups and downs until their final year together in 2020. Unfortunately, the American outfit opted to let them go at the end of the season and fielded a brand new rookie line-up.

How has life been for Kevin Magnussen after Haas F1?

After Magnussen parted ways with Haas F1, he has been competing in the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This year, he has penned a contract with the Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing team. In addition to that, he is racing alongside Renger van de Zande and IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner during a press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERSer

Meanwhile, his former Haas F1 teammate Romain Grosjean is also racing in the United States. However, he is competing in the 2021 IndyCar Series, though he is not going to race on oval tracks. For the 2021 season, he and Haas reserve driver Piettro Fittipaldi are sharing driving duties for Dale Coyne Racing.

It is also worth mentioning that Fittipaldi will take over the wheel of the #51 car on the oval tracks. Grosjean is also partnering Ed Jones, though he still has one more unconfirmed teammate. Finally, Haas F1 themselves are fielding Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin for the 2021 Formula 1 season.

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