Renault driver Kevin Magnussen is confident of securing his first points of the season once he has a trouble-free race.
Magnussen’s Formula 1 season has been riddled with problems and he has subsequently failed to pick up any points.
During the season opener in Melbourne, the Dane suffered a first lap puncture, but managed to recover and finish 12th.
In the next race in Bahrain, Magnussen was made to start from the pitlane after he missed a weight check during free practice. Despite his disadvantageous position, the 23-year-old still managed to finish 11th, but it was not enough to secure him any points as he didn’t end the race in the top 10.
“It is pretty frustrating,” he told reporters. “That’s how it is in racing sometimes, but we are very close so that does give motivation.
“The car feels really good. Of course, we want more downforce and more power, but show me a race driver who doesn’t ask for that!
However, despite the setbacks he has occurred thus far, Magnussen is optimistic that he will clinch his first points of the season sooner rather than later.
“Naturally I’m enjoying being back behind the wheel, pushing hard and overtaking, but you have so much work to do from the back that you can have a very strong race yet still finish in 11th,” he said. “If we start further up the order and don’t have a first lap incident good things can happen.”