Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen said he will change his approach when it comes to expectations to avoid disappointments.
The Danish driver is back in the sport as a replacement of a Russian at the American team. He achieved an impressive P5 finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix but admits he’s got to cool his head down and manage his expectations to avoid disappointments.
“I mean, there’s always the danger that you have such a great first race, and then you expect to be there every time,” Magnussen admitted.
“I’ve been in that situation before where, my first race in Formula 1, I got on the podium, and then, after that, I was kind of just always disappointed with everything that wasn’t a win.
“I finished second, so the next [target] was a win. Everything that wasn’t a win, which was all of the races so far, was a disappointment, so I had to really change my mindset, and I’m not gonna make that mistake again.
“[I’m] just taking [it] race by race, building up this championship, and just get the best [out] of it every time.”