Formula 1 Racing

Haas searching for new race engineer for Kevin Magnussen

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Haas have put out a job advert for a new race engineer for Kevin Magnussen, but be warned, it’s not exactly an entry-level position for someone looking to make their way into Formula 1.

Danish website Ekstra Bladet have reported that the new hire will be working with Magnussen, who will report to engineering director Ayao Komatsu within the Haas hierarchy, with Gary Gannon on the other side of the garage in communication with Mick Schumacher over race weekends.

Magnussen is currently partnered with Ed Regan as race engineer, having worked on the pit wall with him on a temporary basis so far upon his return to Formula 1 at the beginning of the season.

But the potential candidates will need a significant amount of experience if they are to pass the barrier to sitting on the pit wall for Haas – with the job advert stating a requirement of a minimum of five years of trackside experience in Formula 1, as well as receiving a minimum of a 2:1 in an industry engineering degree.

Unsurprisingly, a significant amount of travel will be involved for the role as a key part of the race team, which carries with it a significant amount of responsibility.

Best of luck to the successful candidate!

Haas are currently enjoying their season after a strong first half to the year, with the weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix being the first race this season where the team will be bringing a significant upgrade package with them – having scored 34 points with a car that has yet to have been developed in the season, a feat which Magnussen himself lauded as being “very, very impressive”.

Haas have placed their full job advert online, and to get a glimpse into a day in the life of a race engineer at Haas, PlanetF1’s Sam Cooper had the chance to speak to Schumacher’s engineer Gannon a little while ago.

If you are interested in the inner workings of how a race engineer goes about their role, watch Sam’s full extended interview below.



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