Magnussen still hoping for Formula 1 return
2 June 2004 – Believe it or not, former Formula One hopeful Jan Magnussen - a Dane - is staking a claim on BMW-Williams' growing list of candidates for a seat in '05. He was fired for under-performing at Stewart-Ford in mid-1998.
Ever since, Magnussen has impressed in the American Le Mans and European Touring Car series with Peugeot - but he would love another go at the sport's pinnacle. "My goal still is winning in Formula One," Jan told Danish newspaper BT.
Magnussen claims he was a 'scapegoat' for poor team form at Stewart, whose owner Sir Jackie once said Jan was 'even better than [Ayrton] Senna' as an F3 champ.
The Dane added: "I still believe I'm at least as good as anyone out there. But I guess I'll have to wait for the call from Sir Frank Williams."