Romain Grosjean: 'Kevin Magnussen best teammate since Fernando Alonso'

Romain Grosjean of Haas F1 in the paddock ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 17, 2016
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Romain Grosjean names Kevin Magnussen as his best teammate since Fernando Alonso.

Romain Grosjean has named Kevin Magnussen as his best teammate since Fernando Alonso.

In 2017, the French and Danish duo are paired together at the American team Haas.

Grosjean had a troubled F1 debut for Renault in 2009 when he was paired with Spanish double world champion Alonso, but since then he has shared teams with Kimi Raikkonen, Pastor Maldonado and Esteban Gutierrez.

"Honestly, [Magnussen] is super fast," Grosjean told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet in Austria.

"People have had the wrong perception of him, and he has surprised me.

"He is the best teammate I've had through my 'second' career in Formula 1."

Grosjean and Magnussen have earned 18 and 11 points respectively in 2017.

Romain Grosjean of Haas F1 in the paddock ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 17, 2016
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8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
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