Formula 1

Kevin Magnussen on Monza: “Our race ended on lap one”

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Kevin Magnussen - Italy GP - Haas F1 Team
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Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen has revealed his disappointment following a poor outing at Monza this weekend.

The Dane qualified well, starting eleventh on the grid, not far behind his French team-mate Romain Grosjean in sixth.

Magnussen’s chances of a good race were stolen from him at the start due to those in front of him being involved in a pile up.

“It’s been quite a long race for us”, he said.  “We had some damage on the rear tire after the first lap.  I had to box for mediums and just went nowhere from there.”

In contrast, team-mate Grosjean had a much better race: he managed finish where he had initially qualified.

“We were then doing the whole race on one set of mediums – the slowest – so it was never going to be  a case of us getting back in the race,” said Magnussen.

Regardless of this instance of poor race performance, Magnussen is currently having a better season compared to his team-mate, scoring a total of forty-nine points as apposed to thirty-five.

There are a total of seven races remaining in the season.  At this point, Haas is tied in fourth position in the Constructors’ Championship with the Renault Sport Formula One Team.

Magnussen will be hoping for better luck in the next race of the season: the Singapore Grand Prix, which will be held on 16 September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

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