Kevin Magnussen is on his way out of McLaren-Honda after six years in the team. Photo: McLaren-Honda
Danish F1 driver Kevin Magnussen is weighing his options as his career with McLaren-Honda appears to be finished.
Kevin Magnussen's future as a racing driver remains uncertain after being dropped by McLaren last month. The 23-year-old Dane revealed to BT this week that he is in talks with several other F1 teams and is considering other motorsport options.
"I am in contact with several interesting teams both inside and outside of Formula 1," Magnussen said.
The driver didn’t revealed any names but some rumours have pointed toward Magnussen taking the wheel for Haas, a new team that will join F1 in 2016.
"It's been widely reported I'm in Haas's thoughts. In fact Gene [Hass, the founder and president of Hass Automation, ed.] has admitted that in recent interviews. [...] So, yes, if there's no McLaren race drive available for me, then of course I'd love to race for Haas," he told Autosport.com last month.
Magnussen's decision to leave McLaren came after racing director Eric Boullier opted for drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. Magnussen is still bound by his contract as a reserve driver for McLaren but that deal expires at the end of the season and McLaren has said it won't interfere with the young Dane finding a new home.
“Of course I hope to have something in place soon, but right now I just have to be patient," Magnussen told BT, which speculated that if Magnussen doesn't find a F1 team, he could be considering the IndyCar circuit, Le Mans, DTM in Germany or the Formula E series.
Magnussen is currently recovering from a fracture in his hand that he suffered in a cycling accident.