Kevin Magnussen has been infuriated by what Kimi Raikkonen did in Q3, as the Finn repeatedly tried to hinder with Magnussen’s lap timing in the final part of qualification.
Magnussen was trying to set his lap timing in the final part of Q3 and just as he was going for it, Raikkonen raced him on the main straight and then got past him on Turn 1 before pulling out of his lap.
The incident absolutely ruined Magnussen’s qualifying, as he wasn’t able to go full throttle and set a good enough qualifying time.
Magnussen quickly let his team know about his frustration.
“What the f**k is he doing?” he said on the radio.
Later he was quizzed about what actually transpired on the racetrack between him and Raikkonen on the racetrack.
“I was] very upset. Because, what is he doing?
“He f****d all his laps, he had fuel for I don’t know how many laps, everyone else has fuel for one lap, so to begin with I thought he would box ’cause he f****d his lap.
“And then he tries again immediately the lap after. Overtakes us, backed off again – then surely he’s going to box. But then he tries again.
“So it’s three laps in a row that he tried to push and it makes no sense. There’s no way to predict what he is going to do.
“And then he obviously overtakes me into Turn 1, and f***s my lap, and doesn’t even complete his lap.”
“I don’t know, if you’re that confused, just try not to get in the way of anyone else.” Magnussen said, venting out his frustration.
The incident is being investigated by the stewards and Magnussen wasn’t quite sure if what Raikkonen did was against the rules.
“I don’t know if what he did is against the rules, but surely he is impossible to predict,” Magnussen railed.
“And also he is stopping at Turn 14, then he’s pushing, then he’s stopping, that’s erratic driving in my mind, but I don’t know if it is in the stewards’ mind.
“It’s frustrating what happened. I don’t think it was necessary,” Magnussen said.
“I think he just had no idea what to do and he was desperate to get a lap, he hadn’t done a lap, he f**ked all his laps. He was desperate.” Magnussen concluded.