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Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team
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The can of worms opened by Magnussen's Miami F1 sprint antics

Kevin Magnussen's antics during the Miami Grand Prix weekend have left the Haas driver two points away from an F1 race ban. But it was his driving in the sprint race that has exposed a potential flaw in the penalty system, as JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE writes.

"All the penalties were well deserved. No doubt about it. But I had to play the game again," Magnussen told Sky Sports after the Miami Grand Prix sprint race. "I started using these stupid tactics, which I don’t like doing, but at the end of the day, I did my job as a team player. Nico scored his points because I got that gap for him. Lewis [Hamilton] and [Yuki] Tsunoda couldn’t catch him. Not the way I like to go racing, at all, but [it was] what I had to do today."

Let's recap the events of Miami's sprint, since they've likely become lost among the post-grand prix reaction. Something of a kerfuffle at the first corner between Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, and Lance Stroll ended up knocking Lando Norris out of the race, and the subsequent jostle for position in the midfield rather shuffled the pack. Nico Hulkenberg and Magnussen benefitted and moved up to seventh and eighth, the final two points-paying positions in Saturday's shorter race.

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