Kevin Magnussen is once again a man of the moment. He managed to equal his best qualifying position yesterday, and the best for Haas EVER, when he finished quali in fourth on Friday.
However, when he lined up on the second row of the grid for the Sprint, lots of us questioned why Haas had gambled on the medium tyre for both their drivers.
All of the grid, apart from K-Mag, his teammate Mick Schumacher, and Nicholas Latifi, started on the soft tyre with the other three fitted with the mediums.
However, Kevin said he was actually surprised to see everyone around him on a different tyre compound…😳
“Super surprised to see everyone on the softs,” Magnussen told media, including The Race.
“[We] tried the softs in free practice and thought it would degrade too much, so when everyone else was on softs at the start, I was a little nervous.
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“They obviously overtook me at the beginning of the race. In the first part because they were faster. Then towards the end, it evened out, but overall the soft tyre was the right tyre for that race. We learned that.
“We scored a point, starting P8 for the race. Pretty happy with that. We’ve had a good weekend. Looking forward to tomorrow, hopefully, score some more points.”
We’re still aboard that Steiner Ship!