Magnussen: Race like a 'chilled out' Sunday drive

By on Sunday, October 12, 2014
McLaren Mercedes

McLaren Mercedes

Kevin Magnussen says his Russian Grand Prix was akin to a 'chilled out Sunday drive' after he claimed his best finish since Australia.

Magnussen made a strong start from 11th on the grid and finished in fifth place at the Sochi Autodrom.

"I decided to go flat-out from the start, in an effort to make up as many positions as possible from my P11 grid slot, and it worked; I had a great lap one, and then moved up to P5 very quickly," he said.

"After that, though, it cost me dear because I had to do a lot of fuel-saving, especially in the second half of the race.

"Even so, it was a pretty uneventful afternoon for me. It was almost like a chilled-out Sunday drive, in fact, because I was easing off the power 200 metres before the corners in an effort to save fuel. I was really surprised that no-one was able to catch me, in fact; I guess the guys behind me must have been experiencing the same problem.

"So it’s been a good weekend. We’ve been a bit quicker than we’d expected to be, which was great. Now we need to push really hard so as to carry that improved form forward for the rest of the season."


If you liked this post then share it with your friends on social media websites. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest F1 news.