Monday, May 20, 2024

Stewards Urge FIA to Strengthen Rules Despite No Further Penalty for Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen escapes additional penalties after being cleared of unsportsmanlike driving in the Miami Grand Prix. However, race stewards call for tougher penalties, highlighting the need for stricter regulations to prevent drivers from committing repeat infringements.

Following a series of penalties during the Miami Grand Prix, Haas driver Kevin Magnussen has avoided further sanctions after a thorough investigation cleared him of unsportsmanlike behavior. Magnussen had received four penalties during the race, three of which were for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.

The stewards, however, expressed concern over the current rules’ inadequacy in deterring drivers from intentionally impeding rivals by incurring multiple penalties. In a post-race interview, Magnussen stated that he believed he was entitled to race with Lewis Hamilton (car 44) in the manner he did, and he was willing to accept standard penalties for any infringements while battling for position.

The stewards acknowledged Magnussen’s argument but emphasized the need for stronger deterrents. They are considering discussions with the FIA to enhance penalties, especially for repeat infringements. Despite not taking further action against Magnussen, the stewards are advocating for more robust rules to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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