Kevin Magnussen now one reprimand away from F1 grid penalty

Kevin Magnussen is now just one reprimand away from a Formula 1 grid penalty, after being found guilty of driving too slowly on an in-lap in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying

Kevin Magnussen now one reprimand away from F1 grid penalty

The Haas driver was found to have not kept below the maximum time for his in-lap in Q2, which he was eliminated from at the end by a late lap from Charles Leclerc.

But although he explained to the stewards that he had driven so slowly because of giving way to other cars, plus tricky track conditions with the rain, he was still sanctioned.

A statement from the stewards said: "The stewards closely examined the driver's in-lap and found that car 20 took particular care not to impede other drivers. The driver also noted that he was concerned with the rain in the circumstances.

"However, the stewards noted that other drivers were setting representative times at this moment, and that the delta time is based on 145% of a representative lap.

"Therefore the stewards found that a breach was committed, but took into account the driver's concern about rain and imposed a reprimand."

The Brazil reprimand is Magnussen's second of the season, having been given one at the Spanish Grand Prix for his part in a near miss with Leclerc.

If a driver earns three reprimands in a year he will be given a 10-place grid penalty, meaning Magnussen will need to avoid any trouble before the end of the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin was also reprimanded for committing the same offence, although he explained this was down to an error in the delta time he was being shown on his in-car dash.

shares
comments
George Russell set to drive for Williams in Abu Dhabi F1 test

Previous article

George Russell set to drive for Williams in Abu Dhabi F1 test

Next article

Charles Leclerc stunned by 'surprise' Brazilian GP qualifying lap

Charles Leclerc stunned by 'surprise' Brazilian GP qualifying lap
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Kevin Magnussen
Author Jonathan Noble
What needs to “change” for Red Bull is ending Verstappen’s errors Plus

What needs to “change” for Red Bull is ending Verstappen’s errors

OPINION: Going up against the dominant force of Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton was always going to demand the best from Red Bull and Max Verstappen. But after making a couple more errors during the Portuguese Grand Prix, the Dutch driver showed there's a small gap he still needs to close in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight

The "subtle" Red Bull upgrades that kept it in the Portugal F1 mix Plus

The "subtle" Red Bull upgrades that kept it in the Portugal F1 mix

Red Bull's Portuguese Grand Prix fortunes were decidedly second best to Mercedes', but the result skews the potential that the team had at Portimao. With a new set of updates, the team looks good going forward into the rest of 2021's spicy F1 competition

Formula 1
May 3, 2021
Portuguese Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

Portuguese Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The 2021 Portuguese GP will for several drivers go down as a weekend of missed opportunities amid imperfect track conditions that caused struggles with tyre warmup. But the performances of a select few stood out from the crowd

Formula 1
May 3, 2021
How Hamilton took a “completely different journey” to Portugal victory Plus

How Hamilton took a “completely different journey” to Portugal victory

Just as he did in 2020, Lewis Hamilton had to come from behind to win the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix. Only this time there were two rivals he had to pass, among the several challenges he had to overcome, on his way to securing a 97th grand prix victory

Formula 1
May 3, 2021
The ‘big fish’ mentality that kept an Australian legend winning Plus

The ‘big fish’ mentality that kept an Australian legend winning

Frank Gardner was the veteran of just eight grand prix starts. It could have been more, but why waste his talent if the cars weren't up to it? NIGEL ROEBUCK recalls the life of one of racing's great characters

Formula 1
May 2, 2021
Why Todt’s FIA successor could be cut from the same cloth Plus

Why Todt’s FIA successor could be cut from the same cloth

Jean Todt has signalled that he will not stand for re-election as FIA president. MARK GALLAGHER analyses the strong credentials of one potential successor…

Formula 1
May 1, 2021
The data that leaves both Red Bull and Mercedes uncertain of supremacy at Portimao Plus

The data that leaves both Red Bull and Mercedes uncertain of supremacy at Portimao

Lewis Hamilton topped the crucial FP2 session on Friday as F1 returned to Portugal, but his Mercedes team cannot be sure it has the edge on its Red Bull rivals. As cool temperatures and wind combine with the still-slippery surface to present drivers with quandaries over set-up and tyre warmup, there's still everything to play for come qualifying

Formula 1
Apr 30, 2021
How in-form Norris is staking his claim as Britain's next F1 champion Plus

How in-form Norris is staking his claim as Britain's next F1 champion

As a highly-rated Mercedes junior, George Russell is naturally billed as Lewis Hamilton's heir apparent where Britain's next Formula 1 champion is concerned. But he may face competition for that accolade from Lando Norris, fresh from a confidence-boosting run to third at Imola, whose rise is being accelerated by his McLaren team’s revival

Formula 1
Apr 29, 2021