Kevin Magnussen: “I gave it everything I had today”


Kevin Magnussen lost ninth thanks to a late race puncture in Spain - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Kevin Magnussen admitted to being disappointed with the final result of the Spanish Grand Prix after the Dane lost a ninth place finish with just two laps remaining due thanks to a puncture.

The Haas F1 Team racer was battling with Daniil Kvyat when they clashed at turn four, with Magnussen coming off worse with the puncture, with the Dane ultimately finishing down in fourteenth as a result.

Magnussen felt that without the contact, ninth would certainly have been the final outcome at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, but he believes he gave the race everything he had on Sunday.

“It’s annoying,” admitted Magnussen. “We could’ve had the points with both cars, so it’s pretty disappointing.

“There was some contact there with Kvyat. I would’ve been fine, but I got a puncture from the contact. I gave it everything I had today.

“If we had finished in the points, that would’ve been a good result for us. I’m very disappointed not to do that.”

Kvyat felt Magnussen only had himself was to blame for the lap 65 clash, with the Scuderia Toro Rosso driver claiming ninth himself as a result.

“He drove into me and got a puncture for himself,” said Kvyat to Autosport. “I was one car ahead and he just tried to get back the position and he drove into me. It was very clear-cut.”