Shake it Off – Q&A with Kevin Magnussen

Our Kev’s a big fan of the US so heads there wanting to make the most of the Circuit of The Americas.

What are your thoughts on the US Grand Prix?
I do love the United States and I know it well from visiting many times. The race in Austin is a great event and the circuit is really good. The fans really get behind you and I’m sure they’ll be out in force as the weather looks like it will be a lot better than all the rain we saw last year!

What are your thoughts on the circuit layout?
The start-finish with the big climb at the end is pretty notable then there’s a fast and flowing section that follows – and that’s pretty fun. It’s a good layout that has quite a few different challenges and we have seen some decent racing there. Overtaking is possible and there can be a variety of tyre strategies too, so I think we could have a fun race.

You raced there in 2014; what are your memories of that race?
I can remember holding on to the car when we were getting a lot of tyre degradation at the end of the race and I finished in the points. That would be good this time too.

How was your race in Japan?
We all worked hard over the weekend but the car wasn’t quite 100% to my liking in the race. There are a few areas we’re looking at for Austin and I also get a new floor, which usually helps with the overall balance. There were no big issues; it’s just that we knew we could have performed better if everything was perfect.