Singapore GP: Kevin Magnussen treated for burns after race

Kevin Magnussen required medical attention for minor burns following the Singapore Grand Prix due to an unexplained heat build-up in his McLaren Formula 1 car's cockpit

Singapore GP: Kevin Magnussen treated for burns after race

The Danish rookie managed to finish in 10th place and completed his television interview commitments before being treated by a doctor in McLaren's paddock building.

"That was tough, very tough. At least we got one point," he said.

"I don't know if something was wrong, but my seat was very hot, so we have to check what's going on.

"I couldn't even drink the water.

"It's the hardest-earned point I've ever had. It's better than nothing."

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier said it had been a very tough ordeal for Magnussen, who was already suffering with extreme tyre wear.

"To add injury to insult, he was then subjected to severe bodily discomfort as his car's cockpit began to overheat, necessitating his holding his arms aloft, first one then the other, in an effort to direct cooling air down his sleeves and inside his race-suit, which was an unusually painful complication for him," said Boullier.

"In the end, after an impressively plucky drive in extremely challenging conditions, he was able to score a single point for the team.

"It was scant consolation, of course it was, but it's indicative of his tremendous fighting spirit, and I commend him for it."

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