Kevin Magnussen has praised the F1 race stewards for allowing the drivers to race in the wet at the Singapore Grand Prix. Many had feared there would be a safety car start or a delay to the action because of the rain making conditions extremely tricky on the demanding Marina Bay street circuit, but racing went ahead as normal.
The rain meant that the Porsche supercup support race was delayed earlier on in the day and after a second downpour just before the start of the race the combination of the spray and the lighting meant that their were serious doubts over the safety of a standing start to the race.
Magnussen himself enjoyed the changing conditions, leading the switch from wet to dry tyres, setting fastest laps of the race along the way and propelling his Haas into the points for a short time before his car having an electrical issue which caused his retirement from the race.
Magnussen said this on the conditions: "It was tough out there, but it was fun, good on Formula 1 for letting us race and not having to start behind a Safety Car. I was getting heat into my tyres again, because I'd gotten out early on the [slick] tyres and lost a bit of temperature, so they were building up, I was asked to swap [places], then I lost another position letting Romain past and getting wet tyres. Then we had an issue, so in the end it didn't matter."
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing