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Kevin Magnussen

Magnussen hits out at FIA decision: I don't get it

Kevin Magnussen was shown a black and orange flag during the Canadian Grand Prix, forcing him to pit and leaving him outside the points.

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Kevin Magnussen does not understand the FIA's decision to impose a black and orange flag upon him during the Canadian Grand Prix.

The Danish driver suffered front wing damage after an optimistic Lap 1 move on Lewis Hamilton saw the two cars make contact.

The incident left his front wing end plate hanging loose, with the FIA concerned that the piece could become detached at high speed.

But Magnussen does not believe the damage was necessary to result in a black and orange flag, a flag that demands the driver returns to the pit lane to fix the issue.

"It was not the team's decision. The FIA thought that we had to pit with that," he said. "And I don't get it."

Magnussen fumes: The car was perfect

That pit-stop cost Magnussen his place inside the top 10, with Haas' agony compounded by the retirement of his teammate, Mick Schumacher, just a handful of laps later.

"The car was perfect to drive, there was no effect on the car. This is normal, you’ve got to be able to finish the race with some scratches on your car," continued Magnussen.

"We could’ve got back in but we were forced to pit and then there was a Virtual Safety Car, and then everyone else pitted.

"It’s frustrating. It’s now four races or something where we haven’t scored points, so we want to get into the points again.”

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