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Ricciardo 'not impressed' with Magnussen's braking zone moves

  • Published on 05 Aug 2019 13:15
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Daniel Ricciardo has taken issue with Kevin Magnussen's defensive tactics at the Hungarian Grand Prix, as the Dane moved under braking in an attempt to keep his position.

Ricciardo and Magnussen were involved in a fight for much of the race outside of the points, as they crossed the line in 14th and 13th respectively.

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi confirmed that Magnussen had been warned over the repetitiveness of his manoeuvres 

"There was a warning to the team about the consistency of it," Masi said. "Not so much the one-off, but the repeat part of it. 

"There's a one-movement allowed to protect your line but the movement under braking is something that the drivers, from Bahrain when we had the meeting with them all, something they wanted us, particularly if it's constant, to crack down on."

Ricciardo was 'all locked up' avoiding a crash

Ricciardo admitted that he was frustrated when it happened and that he was locking up all of his tyres in order to avoid a collision with the Dane. 

"It was always going to be tough, starting from the back. I think we were alright in the first phase, I was out on the hard for a long time.

"I had good pace on the softs but I got on the back of Magnussen and I wasn't that impressed with the moving under braking. I heard he got a warning, but he did it again. I was all locked up trying not to crash into him.

"After that we couldn't do much, the tyres were a bit hurt at the end. It was a bit frustrating, we had a bit more pace.

"I'll watch a replay and see what it is but at the time I was pretty frustrated with the move. Moving under braking is the one thing we frown upon. I thought it was extreme in a few cases."

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  • Dert38

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    Yeah. Shame.

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    • Aug 5 2019 - 15:53
  • It seems the guy behind always says that if he can't get past. K-Mag was driving aggressively but what's new? It didn't look to late to me, but that's the job of the stewards to decide. Sorry Danny.

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    • Aug 5 2019 - 16:52
  • I have to disagree with Ram. I found them very late indeed, albeit perhaps not late enough for penalties. There was one particular move where KMag swooped pretty widely across the track where I was sure they'd collide. It was one move, so it was legal, but it was very borderline. IMO, it's these kinda moves that limits KMag from becoming a better driver.

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    • Aug 5 2019 - 17:02
    • Kean

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      I concur

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      • Aug 5 2019 - 20:29
    • abhidbgt

      Posts: 236

      It ended up being ugly.

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      • Aug 6 2019 - 05:03
    • Calle, I don't think you would say that if it was VER doing the same moves. Borderline? Isn't that what we want, drivers on the edge? Again, it's the stewards call, they have so many camera angles to view everything, I don't think they got it wrong. I mean c'mon, it was nothing like LeClerc's move on Bottas.

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      • Aug 6 2019 - 05:39
    • Since I'm no Max fan, I'd probably refer to it as the same. Hell, have you forgotten how eagerly I berated him last year already Ram, like his defenses in Baku vs Ric last year? And I'd be softer on KMag had it been a one-time occurence, but he does it again and again. I want tough racing, not scrappy racing, and he often comes off at the latter spectrum.

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      • Aug 6 2019 - 07:20
    • Magnussen is an absolute wanker. Sick of his behavior. The repeated warnings. The lack of respect.

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      • Aug 7 2019 - 07:48

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