Magnussen hoped engine of his Haas would blow up in Monaco GP

Kevin Magnussen was so frustrated with his disappointing Monaco GP that he was hoped the "engine would blow up", but does not blame his Haas Formula 1 team

Magnussen hoped engine of his Haas would blow up in Monaco GP

Magnussen started fifth and best of the midfield teams in Monaco, but lost a place to Daniel Ricciardo at the start.

Like Ricciardo, Magnussen then fell down the order when Haas's strategy call meant he pitted under the early safety car, while their immediate rivals stayed out.

Magnussen eventually crossed the line in 12th, but lost two further places for gaining an advantage by jumping the chicane while battling with Sergio Perez.

Magnussen realised soon after the safety car that he was in trouble and resigned to a long slog to a finish outside the points.

"I wanted the engine to blow up!" he told Autosport.

"It's disappointing to have a result like today when we've been so strong all weekend and the team has done an amazing job.

"They provided me with exactly the tools I needed to perform. We've just been really good this weekend.

"I feel very sorry for everyone. I don't want to draw any conclusions over what happened - I just feel sorry for everyone and I'm very disappointed for myself."

Magnussen said it is not easy for teams to always make the right calls in race conditions.

"It's very easy to draw conclusions. Things are happening very quickly, you have to take decisions in split seconds, and sometimes it goes well, and sometimes it goes wrong.

"You've got to give it to the guys, they're under a lot of pressure, and I don't want to blame anyone. It's a disappointing one, for sure."

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