Magnussen rues “poor luck” after Red Bull Ring retirement


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A disappointing weekend for Kevin Magnussen ensured that the Dane was left licking his wounds after a mechanical issue put him out of the Austrian Grand Prix.

The Haas F1 Team driver was confident of securing another double-points finish for the team, and felt he had the pace to catch up to team-mate Romain Grosjean.

On lap 30, Magnussen suffered a hydraulic issue and was forced to retire, dispelling any hopes of a decent points finish.

“It’s pretty tough when these things happen” said Magnussen. “You’re in a good position, the car’s working really well, and it was our strongest weekend with the most potential for a good result for both cars.

“I could easily have been up there with Romain and we could’ve had a perfect result for the team. It’s just been really poor luck this weekend.”

Magnussen was keen to put the Red Bull Ring disappointment to bed, and the Danish driver immediately turned his attention to next weekend’s British Grand Prix.

“I’m hoping that we can keep our form up and have other races like this where we can have top results – like we should have had today. There are only a few days to wait then we’re at it again, so I’m really hoping we can do well again.”