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Kevin Magnussen

Magnussen has bad news for Hamilton and Mercedes ahead of Canadian GP

The Canadian Grand Prix weekend could play out very similar to Formula 1's most recent outing, in Baku, with bouncing expected to remain a problem.

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Kevin Magnussen believes Montreal's Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve will be "harsh" on drivers and has predicted another bouncy weekend for Formula 1.

The FIA were met with complaints from some drivers during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend due to back pain caused by extreme bouncing at high speed.

The prediction will come as bad news for Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton having been the worst-affected driver in Baku.

With his back injured, Hamilton's Canadian Grand Prix weekend looked at one stage to be under threat. He has since confirmed that he is fit to race.

Magnussen: It's very bumpy

Esteban Ocon told the media, including RacingNews365.com, that support is growing amongst drivers for FIA intervention to help lessen the effects of porpoising.

He was joined in his protests by fellow Frenchman Pierre Gasly, who admitted that he fears he may soon need to "walk with a cane" should the problem persist.

However, the cars will remain unchanged for the time being with the race weekend in Montreal set to be another bouncy one, says Magnussen.

“Montreal is a cool, cool place. It’s a nice track as well, it’s pretty unique, it’s kind of like a street circuit but then also a hybrid – I really like it," he said.

"It’s very bumpy so it’s going to be harsh in these new cars as they’re very stiff. It’s going to be a challenge, I’m sure, but a good one."

Haas aiming for a return to the points in Canada

The race in Canada will be the last event before the European stage of the season begins, with seven consecutive events in the continent spread over three months.

Haas started 2022 having made a big step forward but head into Montreal having failed to score a point in their last four outings - and having suffered four retirements.

“The goal is to score points, that’s for sure. I think we have the car to do that and I’m looking forward to going there," Magnussen added.

“It’s going to be nice to have a bit of a European season now after Canada. No jetlag and short flights – I’m looking forward to that.”

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