Kevin Magnussen believes he will face more pressure to repeat his Bahrain result in Jeddah because he doesn’t know the track.

Unlike most of the field, Magnussen has not been able to race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit before, which marks a difference in the advantage against those who have driven it.

“The main difference is just that I don’t know this track,” Magnussen said.

“The way I prepared in Bahrain was very straightforward because we had the test before, and everything is very well known.

“You actually know the tire degradation very well also because of the test. Whereas here, it’s more unknown so there’s more pressure to not mess up a run.

“If I mess up a run on one of the sets of tires that we need to learn about for the race, then that’s going to cost a lot.

“There’s going be more pressure this time. But that’s fine. We’ll deal with that.”

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