Kevin Magnussen has given his exit interview to Autosport and I found a couple of his quotes fairly intriguing:
"It's hard to know how things are going to go," Magnussen told Autosport when reflecting on his time in F1. "When I started my F1 career in Melbourne 2014, I had pretty high expectations.
"I thought I was going to be fighting for the championship in my first year after that first race.
"You can't ever predict how things are going to go in Formula 1. You've just got to do the best, and enjoy it while it lasts."
Can I get an amen? Thinking about it I'm a little bit surprised that he thought he'd be fighting for the championship after round one of 2014 but we were all so naive then. He also mentions that he was set to drive for Force India that year until McLaren decided to plop him in a silver car, as they were then, instead.
There's also this:
Asked if there was one big decision he would make differently if he had another opportunity, Magnussen replied: "Yes, but I'm not going to dwell on it.
What is Kevin talking about? He doesn't say. Presumably it wasn't his passing up the opportunity to drive for Michael Andretti's Indycar team in 2015. Perhaps it was his decision to tell Nico Hulkenberg to go forth and multiply at the Hungarian Grand Prix one year. Maybe that wasn't a big decision though. Does anyone have any other suggestions? And generally, how will you remember Magnussen II?
(I should point out at this stage that he hasn't died but unless you follow IMSA you probably won't hear about him very much from now on.)