Kevin Magnussen Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Net Worth, Racing Career

Kevin Magnussen Biography: Kevin Jan Magnussen is a Danish racing driver who drives for the Haas F1 Team in Formula One. Jan Magnussen is his father, a four-time Le Mans winner and former Formula One racer. To know everything about him, read this blog till the end.

Kevin Magnussen Biography

Kevin Magnussen: Kevin Magnussen was born in Roskilde, Denmark, on October 5, 1992. He started his career in karting. In 2008, he stepped up to Formula Ford in Denmark, winning the championship with 11 victories from 15 races. In addition, he competed in six ADAC Formel Masters events. Magnussen advanced to Formula Renault 2.0 with Motopark Academy in 2009.

He finished second to António Félix da Costa in the Northern European Cup and seventh in the Eurocup. Magnussen raced with Motopark Academy in the German Formula Three Championship in 2010, winning the first round at Oschersleben and two more races. He finished third in the competition, earning the rookie title.

He is also famous for being the son of Le Mans who is the winner and ex-Formula One driver Jan Magnussen.

Kevin Magnussen Biography
Kevin Magnussen Biography

Kevin Magnussen Wiki

NameKevin Magnussen
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1992
Age31 years old (as of 2024)
Birth PlaceRoskilde, Denmark
Height5′ 9″
Zodiac SignLibra
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net Worth$30 million
Car CollectionVolvo XC60, Ferrari Portofino, Land Rover Discovery
Kevin Magnussen Biography

Kevin Magnussen Net Worth

Kevin Magnussen net worth is more than $ 30 million, as of 2024. Till now he has never revealed but this amount has been shared by some media outlets like Forbes, and more.

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Kevin Magnussen Personal Life

Kevin Magnussen is currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark with his family, but before that, he used to live in Woking, Surrey near the McLaren Technology Centre whilst racing for McLaren.

He is a married person. In 2019, he officially got married to Louise Gjorup. They did a private ceremony. And now they are blessed with two daughters. Their first daughter was born in 2021 and the second was born in 2023. The name of the daughters have not been revealed till now.

Kevin Magnussen Career

In 2012, Magnussen had his first on-track experience with the McLaren MP4-27 Formula One car during the Abu Dhabi Young Driver test. His fastest performance was 1:42.651. Before this, he had worked with the team’s driving simulator. Sam Michael, McLaren’s sporting director, was impressed by Magnussen’s time, which was the fastest of the three-day test. The distance he traveled during the test was sufficient to obtain his FIA Super Licence.

Magnussen would replace Sergio Pérez at McLaren for the 2014 season. Following a new regulation introduced for the 2014 season requiring drivers to choose a car number to use throughout their Formula One career, Magnussen raced with the number 20 because it was on his DAMS car when he won the Formula Renault 3.5 championship in 2013.

Fernando Alonso replaced Magnussen for the 2015 season, and Magnussen became McLaren’s test and reserve driver. Magnussen had discussions with Andretti Autosport, a Honda-powered team, to compete in the 2015 IndyCar Series, but McLaren blocked the agreement. Magnussen competed in a single race, the Australian Grand Prix, after physicians advised Alonso not to compete due to a concussion he sustained during preseason testing. However, Magnussen could not begin the race due to a motor malfunction during the formation lap. After the year, Magnussen was released from McLaren.

Kevin Magnussen Biography
Kevin Magnussen Biography

Magnussen was verified to have discussed driving for the Haas F1 Team after being released by McLaren before Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez were named the team’s drivers. Reportedly, Magnussen had also discussed a berth with Manor Racing. Magnussen tested a Mercedes DTM car and a Porsche LMP1 car, indicating he had options outside of Formula One, including IndyCar, where he was believed to have entered discussions with Bryan Herta Autosport.

Early in 2016, unconfirmed reports indicated that Magnussen would replace Pastor Maldonado at Renault due to Maldonado’s contract violation with the team. After a four-year absence, Renault purchased the Lotus F1 Team and returned to the sport. Renault verified later that Magnussen had joined their 2016 campaign, teaming up with rookie Jolyon Palmer.

Magnussen got a contract with Haas for the 2017 season, replacing Esteban Gutiérrez and joining Romain Grosjean. Haas retained Magnussen for the 2018 season. Magnussen could contend at the front of the midfield because the Haas VF-18 was a significant upgrade over its predecessor. Magnussen qualified fifth on the grid for the first race in Australia, Haas’s highest-ever starting position.

He ran as high as fourth, but both Haas cars were forced to retire from the race after their wheels were improperly installed during pit stops. Magnussen then completed the Bahrain Grand Prix in fifth place, his best performance since the 2014 Russian Grand Prix. At the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, he collided with Pierre Gasly, who criticized Magnussen’s defensive racing and called him “the most dangerous guy” he had ever raced against.

Magnussen and teammate Grosjean left the team after the 2020 season to be replaced for the 2021 World Championship by Formula 2 champions Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.

Nico Hülkenberg and Magnussen teamed up for the 2023 campaign. Haas declared in August 2023 that Magnussen and Hülkenberg will be back for the 2024 campaign. Magnussen qualified sixth and placed tenth in the Singapore Grand Prix.

Magnussen will drive a brand-new Porsche 911 GT3 R for MDK Motorsports, the same company that entered his Ferrari in the Gulf 12 Hours, with his father in the 2023 24 Hours of Daytona. But a week before the event, he had to postpone it because he needed hand surgery.

It has been revealed that he was officially drafted in by Arrow McLaren SP to fill in for the injured Felix Rosenqvist at the Grand Prix of Road America in June 2021. He got qualified on the 21st position and then he got retired with mechanical problems at the time of the race.

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