Kevin Magnussen on Wednesday got back to the Haas Formula One group to supplant Russian driver Nikita Mazepin who was sacked following the Russian attack of Ukraine.
Haas said 29-year-old Magnussen had marked a " multi-year contract agreement" and the Dane will drive in the authority pre-season test at Bahrain from Thursday to Saturday. "I'm delighted to welcome Kevin Magnussen back to Haas F1 Team,"," said Guenther Steiner, the Haas group chief.
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"When looking for a driver who could bring value to the team, not to mention a wealth of Formula 1 experience, Kevin was a straightforward decision for us."
"I don't bring a lot other than just my driving skills to a team so I thought that was still not going to be a possibility and then Guenther called me and that was a big surprise," said Magnussen at testing in Bahrain ahead of the March 20 season-opener.
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"I felt really excited when he called me and asked if I wanted to come back.
"I said yes immediately. Then afterwards I kind of thought about it."
Magnussen said a rules revolution for 2022 opened the possibility of better opportunities.
The comeback will be his second in a career that started with McLaren in 2014 before stalling after a year on the sidelines in 2015.
Mazepin and Haas' Russian title support Uralkali had their agreements ended last Saturday because of the intrusion of Ukraine.
Mazepin's dad Dmitry is a non-executive director of Uralkali, a gathering work in potash.
Magnussen, a veteran of 119 vocation Formula One beginnings - - with a platform finish on his introduction in 2014 - - recently dashed for Haas between 2017-2020 after stretches with McLaren and Renault.
He scored a career-high ninth place finish in the world championship with Haas in 2018.