LEWIS HAMILTON made contact with the Haas of Kevin Magnussen simply seconds into the Spanish Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton ran barely broad in flip 4 on the primary lap to make contact with Kevin Magnussen on the Spanish Grand Prix. It dropped the seven-time champion to nineteenth, regardless of qualifying sixth.
Hamilton responded on workforce radio moments after the crash, apologising to his workforce and asking to retire from the race. He stated: “I’d save this engine for you guys, I am sorry.”
However Mercedes shortly refused his request, claiming they might nonetheless rating factors later within the afternoon. Nonetheless, Magnussen wasn’t pleased with the seven-time champion claiming he had crashed into him on objective.
He stated: “Lewis simply rammed me! He knew what he was doing.”
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Lewis Hamilton made contact with Kevin Magnussen (Picture: Twitter / F1)
Mercedes confirmed on Twitter that Hamilton suffered a entrance left puncture within the accident and was compelled to pit. He got here out on the mushy compound tyres however remains to be anticipated to cease once more this afternoon.
Moments later the FIA stewards confirmed they’d be taking no additional motion within the incident. Magnussen dropped to the again of the sphere after the accident.
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Lewis Hamilton was compelled to cease after the crash (Picture: F1 / Twitter)
The poor begin meant Hamilton threw away his P6 begin after a greater qualifying for Mercedes yesterday. Each Silver Arrows have been comfortably into Q3 after a greater efficiency from the workforce.
Hamilton was optimistic forward of the race that he may transfer forwards from sixth on the grid. In the meantime, team-mate George Russell jumped from fourth to 3rd at the beginning earlier than benefiting from a Max Verstappen mistake to leap as much as second.
The pair have battled all through the race however Verstappen remains to be affected by some DRS points and Purple Bull’s mechanical points proceed.