Hamilton "always in the way," says Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen claims Lewis Hamilton "always gets in the way" after he felt he was baulked by the Mercedes Formula 1 driver during Friday practice for the Hungarian GP.

Hamilton "always in the way," says Magnussen
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid
Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-17
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid
 Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team VF-17
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Esteban Ocon, Force India VJM10
 Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB13

Magnussen's running was limited to 11 laps after Antonio Giovinazzi borrowed his car in FP1 and crashed it, delaying the Dane getting out on track for FP2 while it was repaired.

When he did get out on track, Magnussen felt he was held up by Hamilton and said to his engineer on the radio: "What is Lewis doing?"

When asked by Motorsport.com about the incident, Magnussen said: "There's no one in front of him and he still decides to go extremely slow in the last sector when I'm on a good lap.

"It's just unnecessary for him to be that slow on the last sector, with no one in front of him. He always gets in the way so it's not news.

"I only did four laps today and he managed to get in the way."

The Haas driver had already labelled Hamilton the "worst" of the blockers during the Monaco Grand Prix.

Magnussen said he hadn't mentioned it to Hamilton in the past because "I don't really speak to him".

He added: "What can I do? I'm not driving his car. Some drivers just really don't care. It would be the same when he's on a good lap in qualifying one day, I'm not going to care. But we'll see.

"There's not anything illegal in what he does, it's only a bit disrespectful."

Daniel Ricciardo also felt he was held up by a rival, telling reporters after FP2 that Force India's Esteban Ocon is "always in the way".

The Red Bull driver said: "He is always in the way. Always. I don't like his attitude. It is only practice, but I may have to finally have a word to him."

In responding to Ricciardo's comments, Ocon smiled and said: "He can come up [and talk to me], but he was on a slow lap and it's only practice so people have to calm down.

"He was on a slow lap. I was doing my thing, he was doing his thing – I'm not impeding anyone."

When asked if he planned to discuss the incident with Ricciardo, Ocon replied: "No issues."

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