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Kevin Magnussen

Magnussen learns fate after huge Monaco smash

Kevin Magnussen entered the Monaco race weekend in danger of receiving a race ban after picking up several penalty points this year.

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Kevin Magnussen has avoided a race ban for the Canadian Grand Prix after his high-speed collision on the opening lap of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Entering the event, Magnussen had 10 points on his Super Licence following various incidents at the start of the 2024 Formula 1 season.

Starting from the back of the grid after being disqualified from qualifying for a technical infringement, the Dane was involved in a lap one incident with Sergio Perez and team-mate Nico Hulkenberg.

On the run up the hill after Turn 1, Magnussen made contact with the right rear of Perez's car, sending the Mexican driver into a high-speed spin.

Hulkenberg was also collected in the smash, eliminating the trio from the event.

It was highlighted that Magnussen was in danger of picking up a further two points, which would see him become the first driver to be hit with a race ban for tallying too many penalty points.

However, the stewards opted to take no further action regarding the incident, deciding not to launch an investigation.

The crash resulted in a delay of almost three-quarters of an hour while the trackside marshals conducted barrier repairs and cleared the track of debris.

Haas' double non-finish is the first time the American squad's two cars have failed to reach the finish since the Monaco Grand Prix two years ago.

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