As he attempts to break through the ranks of Formula 1, Kevin Magnussen is already thinking about life after Grand Prix racing and a possible venture in NASCAR.
Obviously, as a member of the Haas F1 Team, the Dane is aware of the existence of a sister team owned by boss Gene Haas which races in the mega popular US series.
As he visited the team’s North Carolina headquarters this week, Magnussen popped in to the workshops of Stewart-Haas Racing located next door to take a look around.
“It’s very old-school racing but then extremely high-technology as well,” Magnussen said of the NASCAR operation.
“There’s just as much science behind those cars as our cars, but still it’s very different.”
- Magnussen: ‘I’ve been unlucky up to now in F1’
As he sat behind the wheel of one of the team’s big bore machines, Magnussen’s mind wondered off, but F1 team manager Guenther Steiner quickly snapped the driver back to reality.
“It’s definitely something I’d like to have a go at one day,” Magnussen said however.
“I’m in a great place right now. I have a really great opportunity to take myself to an even better place with Haas. So, I’m just really grateful for the opportunity I have right now.
“Formula 1 is my only focus. But I’m a passionate motorsports fan as well, so NASCAR or any other form of motorsport, turns me on.”
GALLERY: F1 drivers’ wives and girlfriends
Keep up to date with all the F1 news via Facebook and Twitter