24h Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans – Team Sashi High Class Racing with Jan and Kevin Magnussen
Team Sashi High Class Racing will bring together Jan and Kevin Magnussen at the 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans (21-22 August 2021). They will share the wheel of the #49 Oreca 07-Gibson entered in LMP2 with Anders Fjordbach.
Team Sashi High Class Racing has hired Kevin Magnussen to team up with his father, Jan, at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The pair will be joined by Anders Fjordbach in the #49 Oreca 07-Gibson.
While Magnussen Sr has bags of sportscar experience with 22 Le Mans starts to his name, including four GT wins with Corvette Racing, Kevin will be making his début in the French endurance classic. The future Peugeot Sport Hypercar driver took part in the 24 Hours of Daytona earlier this year and put in a fine performance at the wheel of a Cadillac DPi. However, his career so far has mainly focused on Formula One with 116 Grand Prix starts for McLaren, Renault and Haas F1 Team.
Last year at Le Mans, High Class Racing was forced to retire with gearbox issues. This season, the Danish outfit is competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with an Oreca 07-Gibson driven by Magnussen Sr, Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen. The team will, however, enter a second car at Le Mans.
The Magnussens will not be the first father-and-son combo to compete at the 24 Hours. Past races have seen Derek and Justin Bell, Martin and Alex Brundle, and Mario and Michael Andretti share a seat, while in 2010, Nigel Mansell was joined by his two sons, Greg and Leo, but crashed out shortly after the start.