Haas F1 Team‘s Kevin Magnussen completed only eleven laps today throughout the whole of Friday’s Practice sessions for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Magnussen went into the day knowing he would only have one session as he handed his car over to Scuderia Ferrari reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi for a second consecutive race weekend, but he watched on as the Italian crashed the car at turn eleven after just eight laps, and the subsequent repairs ate into his Free Practice 2 running.
The Haas mechanics managed to get the Dane out on track in the final twenty minutes of the session, but Magnussen only had time to complete a total of eleven laps on low fuel, setting the seventeenth fastest time overall.
Magnussen failed to get any significant tyre runs and certainly no race simulations during his short practice run, and he knows he will have a lot of work to do in order to gather as much data during Saturday’s final free practice session.
“It’s been a tough day not getting much out of the Friday sessions. I only got a couple of laps at the end of FP2 on low fuel,” said Magnussen. “We don’t have a great feeling for things at the moment but, hopefully, I’ll catch up a bit tomorrow.
“For sure, it’s going to make things a little bit difficult.”