Kevin Magnussen has signed a multi-year contract with Haas to return in 2022 after deciding to part ways with Nikita Mazepin before the start of the season Formula One racing.
After driving F1 for McLaren (2014-15) and Renault (2016), Magnussen played for Haas from 2017 until he retired from the sport at the end of the 2020 season.
The Danish driver then moved to the US to compete in sports cars and Indycars and is expected to join the Peugeot team in the 2022 World Endurance Championship.
But Magnussen, 29, will make a surprise return to F1 to support second driver Mick Schumacher for the upcoming season after Haas decided on Saturday to immediately terminate Mazepin's contract.
I am happy to greet Kevin Magnussen back to the Haas F1 Team said Team Principal Günther Steiner. Kevin was an important decision for us when we were looking for a driver who could add value to the team, not to mention his rich Formula 1 experience.
“Kevin’s instant availability means we can use him as a resource for pre-season testing with Mick Schumacher and Pietro Fittipaldi. Pietro will be No. 1 this week, with a half-day on Thursday Test - this is a big chance for him while Mick and Kevin do the rest before the Bahrain Grand Prix.