Kevin Magnussen put his Haas in P4 throughout qualifying on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, marking the workforce's highest-ever grid place.
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Kevin Magnussen was stuffed with reward for his Haas workforce after he secured P4 in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
The Dane reached Q3 for the third time this season, although introduced out a crimson flag early within the session when he went off monitor at Acqua Minerali within the damp circumstances.
He was in a position to get himself out of the gravel and again to the pits, and continued on in what was a chaotic remaining 9 minutes.
After an extra two crimson flags, Magnussen ended the session in fourth, marking Haas’ best-ever qualifying end result.
Magnussen: The automobile was a pleasure to drive
Magnussen had complimentary phrases for the American squad following their newest achievement collectively.
“It is one other unbelievable end result for us,” he informed media, together with RacingNews365.com, after the session.
“The automobile was simply nice, so quick and a pleasure to drive. I am so happy with the workforce.”
The moist climate might need prompted issues for some, however Magnussen felt that the VF-22 really carried out significantly properly, and hopes to proceed this momentum going into Saturday’s Dash.
“It was a little bit extra aggressive within the moist, for some motive,” the motive force defined.
“We made the tyres work higher, however within the dry we bought by way of to Q3 nonetheless in P7. [They weren’t] implausible laps from my facet, we have been nonetheless dialling within the automobile.
“It’s extremely optimistic and it [looks like it’s] going to be dry tomorrow. It isn’t simple to overhaul on this monitor, so I am hoping I can keep within the prime eight and get some factors.”
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What can Magnussen obtain within the Dash?
This will probably be Magnussen’s first Dash occasion in F1. While he’s not certain that Haas are fast sufficient to take fourth in dry circumstances, he’s aiming to safe a robust grid slot for Sunday’s Grand Prix.
“I wish to begin in a superb place for the Sunday race,” he commented.
“We’re in P4. Within the dry, I do not assume we’re quick sufficient to be P4, however it’s a difficult monitor to overhaul [on], so if I can get across the first lap in P4, that is going to be tremendous. If I lose a place or two after that, I [can] nonetheless get factors and a fantastic place for Sunday.
“After all, I wish to end larger than fourth, however we have additionally bought to be lifelike and intelligent.”
By way of how a lot he can push from the place he’s, Magnussen mentioned: “I really feel like I wish to push, I am so near the highest now. You possibly can win from P4!
“However we’re not quick sufficient to try this. We’re in a unique battle, we have got to recollect what we’re have been making an attempt to do and profit from this nice end result at this time in a intelligent means.”