Kevin Magnussen, who lost his seat at the Haas F1 Team following the American racing outfit’s decision to sign Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin for 2021, is reportedly set to join Peugeot’s World Endurance Championship (WEC) driver squad.
French motorsport magazine Auto Hebdo has reported that Magnussen will join Peugeot as they make their return to sportscar racing in 2022.
Specifically, Magnussen will race with Peugeot in the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar category.
Its driver squad will consist of six drivers, with Mikkel Jensen, a fellow Dane, and ex-F1 racer Jean-Eric Vergne, also being strongly linked to Peugeot’s new WEC programme.
Looking Back At His F1 Career
Earlier, Kevin Magnussen looked back at his Formula One career and revealed the “hectic” nature of his debut.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity McLaren gave me as a rookie,” Magnussen told Autosport.
“I can’t really say that I regret anything. I thought I was going to get into Formula 1 with Force India back then.
“That was almost a done deal, that was my expectation, and what McLaren was telling me, that they would place me in Force India.
“At the last minute, it changed, and they put me in McLaren. It was also a very hectic time around my debut, but at the end of the day, I’m happy with how things turned out.
“You can always look back and find things that I would have done differently if I could do it again, and decisions I would have done differently if I could do it again.
“But at the end of the day, I got a career in Formula 1. Not many people get to do that. As a young kid dreaming of Formula 1, it’s a pretty difficult dream to realise.
“I did that, and I’m thankful for that, and pleased that I got the opportunity,” Magnussen concluded.