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Kevin Magnussen ‘very disappointed’ with qualifying performance in Brazil

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Kevin Magnussen is not happy with his qualifying performance for the Brazilian Grand Prix / Credit: Haas F1 Team

The Haas F1 Team‘s Kevin Magnussen has expressed his disappointment in qualifying eleventh for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos this weekend.

Due to penalties for the Australian Aston Martin Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo, the Dane is pushed up to tenth, while team-mate Romain Grosjean is pushed up to eighth.

“I’m very disappointed.  It was bad luck, I guess.  We were on the track when it was raining the most on my two runs in Q2,” said Magnussen.

He said it was a difficult situation to judge, due to the unpredictable nature of the adverse weather.

“You do your best to try and go on track at the right time, but when its going like that, you never know when it’s going to start raining.

“It’s hard to know when to go out.  Clearly, we didn’t get it right.  I think the forecast is dry for tomorrow.  It’s been pretty accurate so far this week.”

Magnussen said that it is disappointing that they were not able to bring home a better result, and feels that they were more than capable of doing so.

“It’s just unfortunate as I think we had a very good car today.  Between myself and Romain, we should have been best-of-the-rest.

“It’s annoying, but let’s see what positives we can get from having free tyre choice on Sunday.”

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