He has also been announced as one of Peugeot’s drivers for its Le Mans Hypercar team in 2023, and will no doubt be hoping to get his eye-in at Le Mans in preparation for stepping up to the top class.
The younger Magnussen, who almost won on his debut at this year’s Daytona 24 Hours but for a puncture, spoke to Motor Sport in January about his elation at “finally racing to win” after a number of seasons fighting at the back of the F1 grid with Haas.
Father Jan has over two decades worth of endurance experience to fall back on, winning in the GT1 class four times for Corvette. He moved over to sportscar racing after one-and-a-half difficult seasons at Stewart in F1.
The Magnussens will be hoping to improve on previous father-son combinations at Le Mans: Nigel Mansell, racing with his sons Leo and Greg in 2010 chalked up a DNF whilst Martin Brundle and son Alex came home 8th in the LMP2 class in 2012.