22 Jun 2022

F1 race control too easy to influence after Ocon radio call

Magnussen started fifth alongside team-mate Mick Schumacher after a standout qualifying session for Haas, but his hopes of a strong points finish evaporated after a brush with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap, which caused damage to his front wing.

Magnussen’s right-hand side endplate was dangling off the side of the wing for several laps, which was spotted by the chasing Alpine driver Esteban Ocon.

While Haas reassured Magnussen that the damage had “very little…

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