Kevin Magnussen had an offer to stay in F1 with a team 'no better than Haas'

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• Kevin Magnussen raced for the Haas F1 team in 2020.

• The Danish driver failed to secure a racing seat for the 2021 season.

• Magnussen will pursue other racing codes.

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Kevin Magnussen says he was approached by another Formula 1 team after being ousted by Haas.

The Dane, who is currently enjoying a competitive start to his post-F1 career at Daytona, told the Danish magazine Dossier that he turned down the alternate Formula 1 seat.

"I can't really say who it was, because I think it will make someone mad," Magnussen smiled in Daytona. "Because it was a team that is no better than Haas. It's not that hard to figure out."

Haas finished the 2020 world championship ninth - just ahead of Williams, and just behind Alfa Romeo.

"Even though I had a chance to stay in F1, I didn't feel motivated to continue like that," Magnussen, 28, insisted.

"I would have liked to have had a chance to win with one of the big teams."

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