The news on RACER read “Multiple Le Mans 24 Hours class winner and ALMS/IMSA class champion Jan Magnussen will test an ORECA 07 Gibson in the FIA WEC Bahrain Rookie Test later this month.”
Jan is 46 years old. He raced in 25 Formula 1 grand prix starting in 1995, did 11 races in CART starting in 1999, raced at Le Mans 21 times and has a grown son, Kevin, at the Haas F1 Team. This guy is a rookie?
Magnussen hopes to return to Le Mans with an all-Danish driver line-up, rumored to include Michael Markussen. But Jan has made no secret of his hope to race alongside his son Kevin at the famed 24 hour event in the future.