Kevin Magnussen signs deal with Renault – The Post

Kevin Magnussen signs deal with Renault

The Danish racer will replace Pastor Maldonado

Kevin Magnussen is back! (photo: Henry Mineur)
February 1st, 2016 4:08 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Kevin Magnussen has signed a deal with Renault, replacing Pastor Maldonado ahead of the new Formula 1 season, reports Autosport magazine.

The 23-year-old Dane will officially be presented together with Frederic Vasseur as Renault’s new racing director on Wednesday at a launch event in Paris.



READ MORE: Kevin Magnussen tipped to replace Pastor Maldonado at Renault F1 team

Back in the game
Magnussen is returning to Formula 1 four months after his contract as reserve driver for McLaren was terminated. He had previously raced the entire 2014 season for the team before being replaced by Fernando Alonso.

F1 pre-season testing is set to begin in three weeks’ time at Barcelona’s Catalunya circuit, and the first race, the Australian GP, is on March 20.