Magnussen predicts more overtaking in F1 this season

Formula One's aerodynamic changes should bring more overtaking in 2017, according Haas driver Kevin Magnussen.

The new season will see cars with wider tyres and front wings, plus higher rear wings in an attempt to provide more downforce, which should enable the vehicles to go faster and thus provide more of a spectacle for the sport's fans.

Some have suggested the changes could have a detrimental effect on racing quality but Magnussen does not agree, and he expects to see plenty of on-track action when the season gets underway in Melbourne next month.

"The DRS [drag reduction system] should have a bigger effect than last year as there is more downforce and drag on the rear wing," he told Autosport.

"When you open the DRS it should make a bigger difference to the car in front, so there are things that point to better racing.

"With more downforce, you would think it would be hard to stay close but we will have to wait and see.

"I'm quite excited because having faster cars is good for us. We want to push and to go fast and be on the limit.

"It will be good to drive a car that challenges you to find the limit instead of looking for a compromise - tyres, aero, balance and so on.

"I hope it's going to be more challenging to find the limit."

Magnussen made the switch to Haas after being released by Renault, the Dane having collected seven points across the 2016 season.

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