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Disgusted with action on Hamilton: 'It felt unnecessary'

Disgusted with action on Hamilton: 'It felt unnecessary'

22 June - 15:55 Last update: 17:55


Kevin Magnussen took a risk with his car during the Canadian Grand Prix. The Dane was driving behind Lewis Hamilton and tried to overtake the seven-time world champion, causing damage to his car. Jolyon Palmer found the action completely unnecessary, he wrote for Formula1.com.

Magnussen started in fifth place in Montreal, while Hamilton was one place ahead of him. The Haas driver hoped more was possible during the start and saw a gap to dive into, but failed to pass his predecessor. He did, however, hit Hamilton's car, after which Magnussen suffered damage to his car.

"From behind a Mercedes on the outside into a very narrow chicane, it was a move that never had much chance of success," assessed Palmer. "And Magnussen left his foot in too long, risking the contact. It felt a little unnecessary to me."

Disappointing weekend for Haas

The moment was very decisive for Magnussen's race. Despite qualifying well, he failed to finish in the points. In fact, he was the last driver to cross the finish line. His teammate Mick Schumacher crashed out and did not score any points either.

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