Jan Magnussen expressed his disappointment with the outcome of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the no.49 High Class Racing Oreca 07-Gibson finished a lowly 17th after a string of bad luck.
During the halfway point, Magnussen was hit from behind, with the Dane carefully pitting his car despite a rear puncture. There was more trouble, with his son Kevin Magnussen complaining of engine issues during the race.
“It’s hard to comprehend how much bad luck we had; it never ended, even in the last couple of laps I had a big issue. But the emotion and experience of driving with Kevin in the same car here at Le Mans will be the thing I am going to remember for always,” Magnussen said.
“I love that it happened and that we got to do it together like this.
“That part of it is a dream come true. Obviously, I wanted a lot more for Kevin this weekend but that’s how it goes, especially here at Le Mans!”
The younger Magnussen, Kevin, will be part of Peugeot’s Hypercar efforts next year and said that the chance to race at Le Mans is special, let alone with a Le Mans winner in the form of his father.
“Running here at Le Mans was so great, even though it’s not as good a feeling when you’re frustrated about the race. Even so, it’s a really cool track and event and this experience has made me want to win it even more,” the former Haas F1 driver explained.
“To be able to call my dad my teammate is awesome. He’s won Le Mans himself and I’m aiming to do it in the future. It was really cool to be teammates and something we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.”