Magnussen wants niggle free weekend
2 June 2014 – Kevin Magnussen is looking for a 'straightforward' weekend in Canada after a few technical problems held him back in both Monaco and Spain.
Magnussen began his rookie year in Formula 1 with a podium in Australia, but since then it has been a lot harder, although he did still score in Monte Carlo and finished tenth, despite power unit issues and despite the late clash with Kimi Räikkönen at the hairpin.
"The Canadian Grand Prix is one of those races I'm really looking forward to: I've always watched it on TV, and it's always looked like one of the very best, most enjoyable, and most dramatic events of the season," said the McLaren driver.
"The track looks like a lot of fun; it's got a good blend of corners, and it's the kind of place where you want the car nicely hooked up and beneath you because, apart from the back straight, it's pretty much always changing direction. So it's a bit like Monaco in that respect, but a lot faster."
"It would be nice to have a straightforward weekend after a couple of disappointing technical problems. Things didn't quite go my way in Spain or Monaco – through no fault of my own – so I just want to get my head down, work with my engineers and work on delivering a good result, with no mishaps," he confirmed.
"I think it will actually be very interesting to see what we can achieve without encountering a problem that sets us back."