Haas Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen is close to signing with Action Express to compete at this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, according to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladets.
His link to the American team, which will run Dallara-based Cadillac DPi V.Rs in the race, has been made because Dallara produces Haas F1’s chassis.
If he does sign, it would mark the first time that Kevin and his Father Jan Magnussen have shared a track during a professional motor race, with Jan set to drive as usual, for Corvette Racing in GTLM.
It would also mean that three current Formula One drivers will race at the Floridian endurance classic, with Williams F1’s Lance Stroll driving for Jackie Chan DC Racing and McLaren F1’s Fernando Alonso confirmed to drive with United Autosports. In addition to those three, ex-Force India driver Paul Di Resta, who competed at a single F1 race in 2017 as part of his role as William F1 test driver, will also drive with United.
While the Rolex 24 will mark his IMSA and sportscar debut, Magnussen has driven prototype machinery in the past. The Dane tested a Porsche 919 Hybrid at Barcelona in 2015, while he was out of contract in Formula One, with Mitch Evans and Oliver Turvey.
The 2018 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona will run from January 27-28.
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