Not the Miami GP, Kevin Magnussen and Haas were hoping for. The Danish driver described the race as the most difficult GP of his career in a physical sense. Indeed, it was a very hot race, and all the drivers reported the tricky conditions they had to face the whole time.
Magnussen commented: “It was the hardest race I’ve ever done; it was unbelievably hot. I had to do the last stint with damage to the front wing but even with that damage we got ourselves into a position to fight for P10.”
Despite Alonso’s time penalty, he didn’t manage to get P10, but he commented: “We tried everything that we could. Now onto the next one”.
The collision with Lance Stroll compromised the whole race of Kevin Magnussen, but as himself said: “We both tried to brake late. I couldn’t stop enough to turn in, so I ran into him.”
After 4 races scoring points, the American team seemed a bit frustrated. Two unlucky events compromised the race of both its drivers.
Also, Guenther Steiner didn’t seem very happy with the ending of the Miami GP for his team; Mick Schumacher was also in the fight for points when he collided with Sebastian Vettel just a few laps from the end.
Haas' team principal said: “Clearly not what we wanted. Especially this being one of our home events. The pace in the car was there and it was demonstrated by both drivers, but once again we got unlucky with some events on track.”
Despite the unwanted ending and unexpected also, Haas took it as a lesson to take, as Steiner added: “Kevin was fighting to get P10 but we had to retire his car on the second-to-last lap with damage he had. We learn lessons in raced like this and we have to apply those lessons moving forward to better ourselves.”