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Kevin Magnussen

Magnussen pulls out of Daytona 24 Hours after surgery

After undergoing surgery, Kevin Magnussen has been advised not to participate in the Daytona 24 Hours, where he had been set to race with his father, Jan Magnussen.

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Kevin Magnussen has been forced to pull out of the Daytona 24 Hours after undergoing surgery on his hand.

The Dane revealed earlier in January that he required a small surgical procedure to remove a cyst from his hand and, with a two-week rest period afterwards, his participation in the event at Daytona was put in doubt.

Magnussen had been set to race for the MDK Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 entry alongside his father, Jan Magnussen, on 28-29 January, but has now confirmed that he will be unable to take part.

"I've been advised by the doctors not to drive the race next week," Magnussen said in a statement.

"The surgery went well, but I need to rest as much as possible to be fit for fight before we begin preparing for the F1 season.

"It's a shame. I've been looking forward to that fantastic race and to get a new chance to drive with my father and MDK Motorsports.

"I'm wishing the team a great weekend at Daytona."

Magnussen will again race for Haas in the 2023 F1 season, with pre-season testing due to kick off in Bahrain from 23-25 February.

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