Kevin Magnussen has been handed a post-race time penalty for colliding with his Renault F1 teammate Jolyon Palmer on the final lap of the Spanish Grand Prix.
Magnussen had pitted on lap 55 for a new set of soft tyres, with Palmer continued to stay on the hard compound and make it the final 11 laps to the end of the race.
As the Dane rapidly made up lost time in the pits on the soft tyre, he caught Palmer and made a lunging effort in the inside of the final chicane on the last lap, where the pair came together as a result.
“Car #20 [Magnussen] was on a new set of soft tyres, and car #30 [Palmer] was on an older set of hard tyres leading the driver of car #20 to have significantly better grip and speed,”
“However, the stewards determined that car #20 could not have reasonably expected to make the corner of Turn 13 without colliding with car #30, which was subsequently forced off the track.”
Despite the incident, Palmer still managed to hang on to 13th place, while Magnussen took the chequered flag in 14th.
Due to Magnussen’s penalty, he will drop to 15th position behind Sauber’s Felipe Nasr.
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