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Kevin Magnussen

Magnussen reveals truth about Hulkenberg relationship after possible Haas links

Kevin Magnussen believes there would no problems in Nico Hulkenberg potentially joining Haas, despite their infamous run in.

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Kevin Magnussen is welcome to the potential arrival of Nico Hulkenberg at Haas despite their infamous Formula 1 run-in.

Hulkenberg is facing incumbent Mick Schumacher for the final spot on the 2023 grid with Haas yet to make a decision on whether to retain Schumacher for a third season.

Hulkenberg - who last raced in F1 full-time in 2019 - has made a series of substitute appearances throughout COVID-19, replacing both Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll at Racing Point in 2020 and Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin for the first two races of this season.

Back in the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, an on-track battle between Magnussen and Hulkenberg had the German approach the Dane in the media pen calling him the "most unsporting driver on the grid" after Magnussen squeezed him onto the grass.

Magnussen retorted that Hulkenberg could "suck my balls, mate" but despite this, the former is confident that he could work perfectly well alongside the latter if that is what the team decide to do.

Magnussen reacts to potential Hulkenberg arrival

"I've said many times that I don't have a problem with Nico at all," Magnussen explained to media including RacingNews365.com.

"I actually respect him as a racing driver - I don't really know him as a person, but certainly as a racing driver, I've always respected him so I would have no problem [with him as teammate].

"But I don't really have an opinion on whether or not he should be in the second car.

"Mick is doing a good job at the moment - he had some issues in the beginning of the year and a few crashes, but he's certainly faster now."

Haas boss Guenther Steiner has previously said the team is in no rush to announce their second driver for 2023, whether that be retaining Schumacher or drafting Hulkenberg as his replacement.

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