“It felt a little unnecessary,” Jolyon Palmer criticizes Kevin Magnussen’s move on Lewis Hamilton

Haas is suffering after a DNF in Canada.

Jolyon Palmer
Jolyon Palmer

Jolyon Palmer found Kevin Magnussen’s move on Lewis Hamilton was unnecessary, on lap 1 the Haas saw its great weekend turn down into one they would love to forget. With a P5 and P6 finish on Saturday, the American team looked all set for dual points finish or maybe their probable first podium, but failed to exit Canada with a single point. 

Kevin Magnussen was P5 after a great qualifying with Lewis on P4 a place ahead of him, he hoped to clear his way over the top by first overtaking the Merc in front of him, and it all came down to Lap 1. Then both Haas and Mercedes made contact ending up giving the Haas damage that took all the pace the Ferrari-based team had. Mick on the other hand started P6 behind his teammate and was looking for his first points finish of his career and failed to do that due to a DNF. 

“From behind a Mercedes on the outside into a very narrow chicane, it was a move that never had much chance of success, And Magnussen left his foot in too long, risking the contact. It felt a little unnecessary to me,” said palmer.

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Haas struggling again after a great season start

Haas' VF-22 in Bahrain
Haas’ VF-22 in Bahrain

Haas after 2 years of being brutally trolled being the tenth team and the only one with no points turned all its table in 2022, with a P5 finish in the very first race. The team hoped for a great year considering the position they were in at the start of the season, they managed to battle the Mercedes for the top 5 finishes on the first rave itself. 

But things have declined since the season progressed, they only managed no points in the last  8 races, getting critics all over the drivers. But the pace they accrued on the qualifying in Canada GP seemed to have taken their hopes high for the future races.

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