Formula 1 | Magnussen frustrated by his front wing, Schumacher let go by his engine
The Canadian Grand Prix was very frustrating for Kevin Magnussen. While he was in the top 6, the Dane was forced by the marshals to pit after suffering slight damage to his front wing at the start, and this change of wing sent him back to the back of the pack. And the Haas F1 driver was furious after this decision.
« We were forced to stop to repair the damage but it was nothing. The car was perfect to drive, it had no effect on it. You should be able to finish a race with a few scratches on the car. We were forced to stop and right after that there was a virtual safety car and everyone was able to get in. It’s frustrating. It’s now more than four races in a row without a single point, we have to finish in the top 10 again. »
Mick Schumacher was comfortably in the top 10 in the first part of the race, but an engine problem ended the hopes of the German, who is still waiting to score his first points in Formula 1.
« We had an engine problem and it’s a real shame because I think we were having a good race so far. The feeling in the car was very good and the pace wasn’t bad either. « We’ll take away from the weekend that we were fast, so that’s a good sign for Silverstone. I feel like we baked a cake but the icing on it was missing. »
Günther Steiner, the Haas F1 director, obviously had other expectations as his drivers started from the third row.
« It wasn’t what we were hoping for today. Kevin’s race ended when we had to change his front wing. Mick was fighting well and had good pace, but something gave out on his engine and that was the end of his day. »