Repair

Magnussen angered by call to fix ‘scratched’ wing – Motorsport Week

Kevin Magnussen has expressed frustration at being ordered to the pits for repairs after suffering minor front wing damage at the start of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Magnussen brushed past Lewis Hamilton’s car on the opening lap in Montreal, but ultimately held on to fifth place, before giving way to George Russell.

Magnussen was then given the black and orange flag by race control, forcing a pit stop, leaving him out of sync with the rest of the field, having also been delayed in the pit stop due to the front wing change.

“I scratched my front wing a bit and then was told to stop,” he said.

“The front wing was safe, it wasn’t broken. Think back to Jeddah last year, Lewis Hamilton won the race with a half front wing… which I think is okay, you know, let’s -we run if we can.

“In Monaco, they don’t kick us out because it starts to rain. Here I am called because I have a scratch on my front wing.

Magnussen ultimately came in last of the 17 finalists.

“We stopped on lap 10 or something and then tried to do the rest of the race on Hard, one set,” he said. “It’s always going to be difficult.”

Magnussen’s Haas teammate Mick Schumacher retired due to an as yet unspecified power unit issue.