Magnussen doesn't understand action Albon: "Was poorly judged"

03-08-2020 10:21 | Updated: 03-08-2020 10:59
by GPblog.com
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Magnussen doesn't understand action Albon: Was poorly judged

During the Grand Prix of Great Britain Kevin Magnussen was the first dropout of the race. The Danish driver says he doesn't understand Alexander Albon's overtaking manoeuvere, resulting in an incident.

Magnussen couldn't even finish his first lap at Silverstone. In the last corner of the circuit the Haas van de Dane was launched over Alexander Albon's front tyre, after which he ended up in the gravel trap and lost a wheel.

At the end of the race Magnussen tells that he doesn't understand Albon's action. "When I saw him, it was far too late for me to give him room. I think it would have been much easier for him if he had waited. He has a much faster car, it would have been easy to get past me," the driver says to the collected press, including Autosport.com.

Poorly timed overtaking

"I don't think he would have had a hard time if he hadn't taken that huge risk there. He probably would have gone past me in the next corner. They were clearly not bad intentions of him, it was only bad judgement", concludes the Dane.

Alexander Albon was given a time penalty of five seconds in the race for the incident. After the Grand Prix the driver also got two penalty points on his super license.

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