Kevin Magnussen has revealed that the incident where he told Nico Hulkenberg to “suck my balls, honey” haunts him to this day.
The Dane left Formula 1 at the end of the 2020 season after six full years in the sport, during which he raced for McLaren, Renault and Haas.
Looking back on his career, Magnussen, who became a father on Monday, said that the coming together with Hulkenberg was not something that he would remember about his time in F1.
“This thing with Hulkenberg haunts me to this day,” he told Motorsport-Total.com. “It has become almost annoying to talk about it.
“There are other things that I will remember. This one thing got a lot of attention, but it is not something I will remember in my Formula 1 career.
“Why do people remember that right now? It’s difficult for me to understand. I remember more sporting things and things that happened on the track.”
Between 2014 and 2020 the 28-year-old made 119 race starts, finishing on the podium just once.
Strangely, his sole top three finish came on his debut at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, an experience he described as a “dream”.
“A dream came true. I will never forget this first race,” he said. “I was just afraid to wake up.
“I was worried that everything was just a dream. It was so surreal that I experienced everything that I had dreamed of as a child.”