Magnussen looking to leave frustration of Monza behind


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Kevin Magnussen is looking forward to racing at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend after a frustrating Italian Grand Prix.

The Renault Sport Formula 1 driver finished the Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in sixteenth. Magnussen made a good start but was forced to avoid the spinning Felipe Nasr after he clashed with Jolyon Palmer.

“The beginning of the race wasn’t ideal as I was running very close to both Jo and Felipe Nasr when the incident happened,” said Magnussen. “It was a shame for Jo but also for me as it blocked my way as well.

“It was a pretty frustrating Sunday afternoon, even more so after Spa where we qualified 12th and points had been a real possibility. It’s frustrating for the team but we are now looking forward to racing in Singapore next.”

Magnussen is really excited to be racing at the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the Enstone-based outfit. Magnussen believes this night race makes Formula 1 look even more spectacular. He is excited to feel the positive atmosphere from the crowds.

“It’s a really cool circuit and being a night race in Singapore,” added Magnussen. “It makes Formula 1 look even more spectacular.

“The cars look super shiny under the lights, for television viewers as well as for the spectators in the grandstands, it adds to the beauty of the race. The entire city lives and breathes F1 during that week and you can feel it in the atmosphere everywhere when you are downtown.”