Kevin Magnussen says the Miami Grand Prix was the toughest race he’s ever carried out as a result of climate circumstances and intense nature of the midfield battle.
Temperatures have been within the low-90s all through the race, with the humidity in South Florida making it really feel far hotter contained in the cockpit. Magnussen was combating for factors for almost all of the grand prix, together with a tricky battle with Lance Stroll late on.
“We tried all the pieces we may, didn’t get factors, onto the following one,” Magnussen stated. “It’s the toughest race I’ve ever carried out, simply so sizzling – unbelievably sizzling.
“We’ve got a automotive that may rating factors so we have to do that each weekend. We didn’t do this this weekend so we’ve obtained to get our heads down and begin scoring extra factors.”
Haas left Miami empty handed after each drivers have been caught in incidents with Aston Martin drivers. Whereas Mick Schumacher’s collision with Sebastian Vettel was extra spectacular, Magnussen’s combat was equally sturdy.
“We pit below the security automotive, I believed that was the most effective factor. It was my name, perhaps it wasn’t the most effective factor but when it was a mistake it wasn’t the workforce’s mistake.
“We may have scored factors, we had injury to the entrance wing after the restart, a good bit of harm. So with out that I don’t assume I’d have been combating with Stroll on the finish.
“The primary contact was Flip 2, I used to be on the skin, exit of Flip 3, and (Stroll) simply went vast, I assume he went on the kerb or one thing and that’s after I obtained the injury. Then the second to final lap he had a go at me into Flip 11 after which it was the identical factor, I braked too late and hit him.
“I used to be in P11 and chasing Alonso who had a five-second penalty, so I simply needed to get inside that 5 seconds. I used to be getting attacked by Stroll, he had a go, I needed to maintain my place. In that place you both end P10 or would possibly as properly go house.”
The 2 collisions have been investigated by the stewards, with Stroll receiving no additional motion for the Flip 2 contact as neither driver was deemed wholly or predominantly guilty, whereas Magnussen picked up a five-second time penalty and two penalty factors for the Flip 11 conflict.