According to the original plan, the Danish driver shouldn´t race in Formula One this year. But an unexpected last-minute call came from Haas, and Magnussen replaced Nikita Mazepin. Magnussen had already raced for Haas between 2017 and 2020. In 2018, he scored his best overall result with the American squad. Before that, he was at Renault (2016) and McLaren (2014-2015). Interestingly, he drove his best race right in his F1 premiere in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, where he took second place.