Haas used ‘cups’ to support K-Mag’s neck in Saudi GP

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Haas used ‘cups’ to support K-Mag’s neck in Saudi GP

Haas resorted to utilizing “cups” to help Kevin Magnussen’s neck on the Jeddah circuit after the Dane felt the impacts of not being in an F1 automotive for 14 months.

Magnussen’s System 1 return has been a profitable one, the driving force scoring factors in each of this season’s opening grands prix.

But it surely has additionally been a painful one.

Magnussen bodily felt his time away as he put within the laps across the high-speed Jeddah Corniche Circuit for spherical two, the driving force’s neck muscle tissues taking pressure.

A lot so Haas used cups to attempt to help his neck throughout the race.

“The neck is nowhere,” GPFans quotes him as having stated after ending P9 within the grand prix. “I hope it would come again quickly.

“We put these cups on the facet so I might lean.

“It’s what it’s, I’ve acquired to get stronger however we scored two factors, so [I’m] tremendous pleased.”

Explaining the neck issues which first plagued him throughout qualifying for the Saudi Arabian GP, he stated: “You relaxation your head on the headrest, however you lose a lot feeling for the automotive, and likewise visually you’re trying within the flawed path, so it’s not nice.

“And that’s what I used to be pressured to do as a result of my neck simply wouldn’t maintain it.”

In actual fact the issue was so unhealthy that Magnussen was grateful that automotive troubles restricted his working throughout the follow periods.

“I’m glad I didn’t have that [practice] preparation as a result of my neck could be achieved already earlier than qualifying,” Magnussen stated.

“My neck simply broke in Q3, I simply couldn’t drive it anymore, so it’s robust for that.

“If you’ve been out of an F1 automotive for a yr and a observe like this – an excellent observe, it’s nothing in direction of the observe – however I’m simply not ready for it.

“I’m glad I’ve acquired maybe the most effective physios on the earth right here with me, Thomas [Jorgensen], and he’ll be capable to do his magic hopefully.”

Magnussen can be hoping his neck is best earlier than the subsequent race, the Australian Grand Prix.

The motive force is hoping for a 3rd successive race inside the highest ten.

“We’ve acquired a reasonably good all-round automotive this yr,” he stated.


“We’re nonetheless studying about it however I’ve a sense we’re stronger in low-speed and medium-speed than high-speed.

“Not that we’re unhealthy at high-speed however I really feel our strengths are in direction of low and medium, in order that needs to be okay for Albert Park.”


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