Magnussen Magic for Montréal - Q&A with Kevin Magnussen

After an inspired intermediate tyre choice by Kevin Magnussen in Monaco didn’t bear the fruits it should have done thanks to the intervention of a rival driver, our Dane looks to Montréal to show what he has up his sleeves.

What do you think of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve?
It’s a cool circuit with a semi-street track vibe to it. It’s quite challenging in its nature with some rapid chicanes and big braking zones. Overall it’s a quite enjoyable circuit to drive and it usually offers a good race.

Any favourites from previous Canadian Grands Prix?
The 2011 race really sticks in my mind where my old team-mate Jenson Button took the victory. That was pretty cool! When you look back there have been plenty of good races there. I was in the points when I raced there in 2014. Let’s hope for a classic this year.

Have you watched the Monaco Grand Prix?
Unfortunately I watched some of the race live from the team motorhome after I retired which certainly wasn’t my plan! I haven’t watched the first half as I know what happened to me. We did have potential to move forward and possibly get into the points so it was an opportunity missed. It was a frustrating after the contact so I prefer to look forward to Canada and beyond.

What’s been keeping you busy in preparation for Canada?
Nothing unusual and to be honest it’s almost a routine between races. I’ve been training, I’ve been in Enstone to spend time with my engineers and in the sim and I also get some rest and relaxation.

What are your hopes for the Canadian Grand Prix?
It’s a more power sensitive track than Monaco so the latest power unit should have more effect there. Hopefully we have more time to get the set-up dialled-in and make use of the upgrades for the car. If we have a good weekend certainly we want to be fighting for points.