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Kevin Magnussen

Magnussen reveals bizarre Brazil GP end with Ricciardo

After claiming his first in Formula 1, Kevin Magnussen was off to a flying start at the Brazilian Grand Prix before a crash with Daniel Ricciardo in the main race ruined his chances of finishing on a high.

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One of the 2022 Formula 1 season's best moments arguably came when Kevin Magnussen took Pole Position at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Although it was only for the Sprint race, which would eventually determine the grid for the race on Sunday, it was a feel-good moment for the team that has often finished at the rear in the last couple of years.

But the moment of sporting glory was short-lived, when the Haas driver was punted out at the start of the main race by Daniel Ricciardo.

When the pair were left on the sidelines on the in-field section of the Interlagos Circuit, it was reported that Magnussen was still finding his way back to the paddock midway through the race.

The Dane has since revealed the rather bizarre circumstances that led to him being stranded.

"I couldn't find a lift on the way back to the pits. When Daniel drove me out of the race, it was him who got into the lift from the Safety Car without me," he told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"So then I was left to my own devices for the whole race. I'll survive that, that's fine... I tried to speak to the marshals afterwards, but they didn't speak a word of English. Nothing at all!"

Magnussen: That was the most dangerous thing I did after driving

At the end of the race Magnussen had to crawl through a fence that was cut open by a marshal to get back to the paddock.

"So, after the race I was still waiting for someone to pick me up as the marshals slowly started to leave the track.

"I was still thinking 'what do I do now?' I just started walking in the same direction, only to get myself stuck at a fence that I couldn't get around. I could have walked the whole circuit then, but then I would hit all the fans on the track.

"One of the marshals realized my problem at that point and he cut a hole in the fence that I crawled through, which was the most dangerous thing I did that weekend after driving."

Once free, the Haas driver said he encountered a couple of fans who were friendly to him.

"All in all, a strange situation. Just come and get me. It was unreal and I hope it will not happen again soon.

"I'm glad I wasn't Lewis Hamilton in Zandvoort!"

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