Blunt Magnussen: "It's because they can't drive these fast cars"

19-06-2019 08:02
by Matt Gretton
Blunt Magnussen: It's because they can't drive these fast cars

Kevin Magnussen has demonstrated his blunt side after a discussion about reducing the amount of downforce on the current Formula 1 car. He believes the drivers who are asking for a reduced downforce, are drivers who can't handle the current speed.

The current Formula 1 model has come under fire in recent times, but not everyone is on that side. Magnussen actually has a lot of praise for the 2019 car which is much faster than recent predecessors.

"Those drivers that want to have less downforce, it’s because they can’t drive these fast cars. They want to go back to what they were good at but that’s their own thing – nobody wants slower cars," Magnussen told RaceFans

"I think we could have more horsepower because we’ve got so much grip it’s unbelievable. But driving these cars is just phenomenal, there’s nothing better in the world."

However, it's not a 100% positive review from the Haas driver. He finds room for a mini-dig at the Pirelli tyres and hopes the bosses can find a way of getting closer to the car in front to make the sport more attractive.

"It’s absolutely fantastic driving these cars when you’ve got low fuel and new tyres it’s just incredible. And if we could have that, with more horsepower and the ability to follow a bit better then I think it would be great," Magnussen concluded.

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