Kevin Magnussen’s race engineer has likened the young Dane’s character to that of Kimi Raikkonen.

Giuliano Salvi, who now works alongside Magnussen at Haas, has previously race engineered at Ferrari for the likes of Michael Schumacher, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso and Raikkonen.

But he said Magnussen, 24, most reminds him of the Finn.

“He is very honest and direct, which I really like,” Italian Salvi told Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

“As a character, Kevin reminds me of Kimi a lot.

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