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Haas F1 Team

Breaking: Haas drivers disqualified from Monaco GP qualifying

Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen have been thrown out of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix after a technical infringement on both cars.

Hulkenberg Quali Monaco
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Both Haas drivers have been disqualified from Monaco Grand Prix qualifying after being referred to the stewards upon conclusion of the session.

Scrutineering by the FIA technical delegate found a non-conformity with both cars, which was in breach of Article 3.10.10 h of the technical regulations.

According to the document submitted to the stewards: "The uppermost rear wing element adjustable positions were checked on car numbers 20 and 27. The LHS and RHS outermost area of the adjustable elements were exceeding the maximum allowed 85mm on both cars."

This led to a team representative being summoned to the stewards on account of both cars. Hulkenberg had qualified in P12, whilst Magnussen was due to line up in P15 for the Monaco Grand Prix.


According to the decision document for Magnussen, the infringement was due to an error on Haas' part with its new rear wing, which was introduced for the Monaco Grand Prix.

"The team explained that this was the consequence of an inadvertent error on their part in setting the wing flap gap," it said.

The verdict went on to read: "The team was candid in admitting its error. The wing was otherwise compliant with the Technical Regulations and the FIA technical team confirmed that they were satisfied with the team’s explanation for the error.

"Given the admitted breach of the regulations, we disqualified Car 20 from the Qualifying classification."

Hulkenberg's verdict is expected to follow shortly, which is anticipated to be the same outcome.

Due being stripped of his qualifying times, Haas has been granted special dispensation from the FIA for Magnussen to take part in the grand prix, due to setting adequate lap times in practice.

This will likely be provided for Hulkenberg too, and the team has already confirmed on social media that both drivers will start from the pit lane.

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