Magnussen reveals strange adventure after his F1 crash in Brazil
Nov.18 - Kevin Magnussen has revealed the alarming struggle he faced simply to return to the Formula 1 paddock last Sunday at Interlagos.
The Haas driver was punted into a crash by Daniel Ricciardo at the start of the Brazilian GP - and then spent the entire rest of the afternoon trying to get back to the pits.
"It was crazy," Ilta Sanomat newspaper quotes the Dane as saying in Abu Dhabi. I don't know what happened, but it was the most dangerous thing I did all weekend - including driving," Magnussen smiled.
"For some reason, I just couldn't get a ride back to the pits. I got into the safety car but was left on the side of the track for the entire race."
He says he struggled to communicate with the Portuguese-speaking marshals, but only really got worried after the race ended and the marshals started to dissipate.
"Some of them realised I was in trouble," he said. "They cut a hole in the fence and lifted me through it. It was a bit of a miracle.
"I was well taken care of among the fans, but it could have been worse," Magnussen added. "Luckily I wasn't Lewis Hamilton at Zandvoort. That would have been quite a thing.
"They apologised to me, but it was a really strange situation. Just come pick me up! How hard can it be? I hope it doesn't happen again."
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He could've just gone into the medical car simultaneously with Ricciardo when it was at their collision site.
a good point but apparently no spare seats , driver and 2 docs+DR, he needed a Jaxi
The car supposedly has space for three people in the back seats like regular road cars if one doc sits in the front seat, but oh well, not the world's end.
yes IF it was a normal road car, but it isnt
But the medical car still has the same seat amount as a road car since the model is based on a road car.
Uh, I'm no expert but how about you just walk. I'm sure there is a pedestrian bridge over the track along the way.
You cant expect Gods like Hamilton to walk fgs,He'd be like Bring me my scooter now I order it , you peasant..
True, but Haas can't afford a scooter. In fact, they probably didn't realize their driver was out of the race.
your being a bit disingenuous Ror, they can afford scooters but they are 6yr models lol
They break down or crash so often thy have a scooter incorporated into the design of the rear wing.
Doubtful that it would be reliable transportation.
That's impossible. The footbridge is in the spectator area of the track. Otherwise, the driver can go out through the footbridge, and the spectator can also enter the track!
The medical cars a DBX right, https://images.drive.com.au/driveau/image/upload/c_fill,f_auto,g_auto,h_540,q_auto:good,w_960/cms/uploads/otdzfe0wiixob393kl59
There ya' go again with facts. When will you learn that we don't need no stinkin' facts? Conspiracy, accusation, trolls, outright lies.....but no stinkin' facts. What's next, actual data? I expect more from you.
Steady on ROR watch the old blood pressure.
Good news Micks staying in f1, driving the medical car , Ginas really upset , shed bought him a new uniform and everything
You can rely on me ROR . I don’t do facts, to many versions.