Magnussen to race with spare chassis

By on Saturday, June 11, 2016
Renault Sport

Renault Sport

Kevin Magnussen will race with Renault's spare chassis at the Canadian Grand Prix after he crashed out of the final practice session on Saturday.

Magnussen lost control of his RS.16 through Turn 7 and hit the wall on the exit of the corner, sustaining substantial damage to the left-hand side of the car in the process.

Magnussen was unable to participate in qualifying and is set to start Sunday's race from the pit lane.

"Obviously I wanted to be driving rather than watching qualifying," he said.

"The damp conditions caught me out in the morning and the walls are pretty unforgiving as we saw.

"I feel for my crew as they have a lot of work to do. I’ll be doing everything I can to make amends in the race tomorrow."

Trackside Operations Director Alan Permane explained the damage which Magnussen's car sustained.

"It was a pretty significant side impact which took out the wings, suspension and floor as well as damaging the gearbox and chassis," he commented.

"It was the damage to the chassis which meant we couldn’t qualify and Kevin will race with the spare tomorrow.

"There’s a lot of work to be done on his side of the garage between now and then."

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