After Magnussen left Haas on the finish of 2020, the crew arrange what was dubbed a ‘Haas hub’ in Maranello at Ferrari’s headquarters, with extra of the Italian crew’s personnel shifting over to the US squad to type a division headed up by technical director Simone Resta.
The change has allowed Haas to forge nearer ties to Ferrari, whereas the crew had already been taking as many parts as potential from the Italian producer as permitted beneath the laws to make use of on its F1 automotive.
The transfer has been partly credited for the crew’s enhancements in 2022, after scoring a complete of 15 factors already this season after notching up a mixed complete of simply three factors throughout the 2020 and 2021 campaigns.
Considerations had been raised by rival groups about how carefully Haas is working with Ferrari, regardless of no formal grievance being lodged with the FIA, however the set-up has nonetheless been checked and authorized by F1’s governing physique.
Magnussen feels the modifications have been in a position to gel completely different departments nearer collectively and assist the crew enhance its automotive improvement charge.
Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Staff
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“Yeah, that is been a pleasant change within the crew,” Magnussen stated concerning the Haas base in Maranello.
“The 12 months I have been away, they’ve moved. It is a larger group now in Maranello, I believe that helps communication between the completely different departments, simply with the ability to go and discuss to one another.
“Our crew for all these years have been unfold out over the world: within the US; after which two locations in Italy and one in England, so very unfold out. And I believe by way of communication, it makes it simpler when you may simply go to mate’s desk and have a chat.
“So, it is higher, and it is also grown, and now we have extra individuals and it feels higher. And, in fact, the automotive exhibits that too. So it is in a very good place Haas are pointing.”
After a robust begin to 2022 with factors in three out of the primary 4 rounds, Magnussen and Haas teammate Mick Schumacher have not completed inside the highest 10 on the previous three races, with each drivers failing to complete in Monaco.