Magnussen penalised for Palmer clash

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Magnussen penalised for Palmer clash
Pablo Elizalde
By: Pablo Elizalde
May 15, 2016, 5:21 PM

Kevin Magnussen has been handed a 10-second time penalty and awarded two penalty points for his clash with Renault teammate Jolyon Palmer during the Spanish Grand Prix.

Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team and Jolyon Palmer, Renault Sport F1 Team

Magnussen made contact with Palmer on the final lap of the race when trying to overtake the Briton for 13th place.

The Dane had switched to soft tyres late in the race and was much faster than Palmer.

"Car 20 was on a new set of soft tyres, and Car 30 was on an older set of hard tyres leading the driver of Car 20 to have significantly better grip and speed," the stewards' statement said.

"However, the Stewards determined that Car 20 could not have reasonably expected to make the corner of Turn 13 without colliding with Car 30, which was subsequently forced off the track.

"The Stewards imposed the penalty referred to, which was converted to a time penalty after the race as the cars were on the last lap."

Magnussen dropped from 14th to 15th as a result of the penalty.

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