F1: Hulkenberg Vs Haas


Nico Hulkenberg's Hungarian Grand Prix was inextricably intertwined with the two Haas cars, for very different reasons.

A turn one altercation with Romain Grosjean ruined the latter's race and drew comment from Kevin Magnusson on his pit radio, "it's going to be a dirty race". I'm not sure whether that was meant as a prediction or a warning.

Later in the race Hulkenberg's attempt to pass KMag nearly ended in tears as Magnusson forced him wide in turn two, onto the astroturf lining the corner and ultimately onto the grass.

As a result of the incident Magnusson received a five second penalty after the race, as well as two penalty points on his license.

Things weren't over there though. In the post-race interviews, and whilst live on Danish TV, Magnusson was interrupted by Hulkenberg who congratulated him for being the most unsporting driver on the grid; KMag responded by telling the German to 'suck my balls, man'. 

Personally I'm with Magnusson on this one. Hulkenberg was never ahead into the corner and rules allow KMag to take his normal racing line at that point. Hulkenberg's best option was to back out of the move and live to fight another day. Instead he wide and consequentially ran off the road a couple of corners later, probably as a result of dirty tyres.

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