In keeping with Kevin Magnussen, the contact between him and Romain Grosjean didn’t lose his teammate on the Spanish Grand Prix.
Magnussen doubled Grosjean when Security Automobile was restarted throughout Sunday's race. The 2 males made contact and Grosjean had to make use of the escape path to proceed. The identical factor occurred when Grosjean tried to choose up the place a couple of laps later.
The staff ordered the couple to "relax". Within the subsequent spherical, Carlos Sainz Jnr overtook Grosjean and misplaced one other place to Daniil Kvyat later within the race.
On the staff radio instantly after the race, the Haas couple had been referred to as to "talk about the air". by the staff chief, Guenther Steiner. Magnussen said that there was "no downside" between the drivers and that his driving didn’t value his teammate any factors.
"In the long run, nothing occurred between us," he stated. "I used to be seventh and scored six factors, he has a degree. He might have scored extra, he had the tempo however had not achieved it for various causes.
"It was not what occurred between him and him that allowed us to not rating extra factors. He acquired off the observe, got here again behind me, then behind different individuals, so it was not that I pushed him off the observe, after which he misplaced loads of positions, it didn’t occur.
"We had been preventing exhausting. It appeared tougher than it was as a result of we had a contact at this restart of the security automotive, which I don’t see what I might have achieved in another way and I don’t suppose he had the intention … I believe it was a little bit of a miscalculation and loads of vehicles Something can occur in a security automotive restart or within the first lap:
"After that, it doesn" there was extra contact. It sounded worse as a result of he acquired off the observe and went across the bollard and all that, however on the finish of the day, he got here proper behind me after which made some laps after shedding positions.
Magnussen remarked that he was himself … solely contained in the nook when the pair made contact: "I used to be on the white line on the # 39, inside once we touched. "
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