Just five days after the violent crash he suffered during the Belgian Grand Prix, the Danish Kevin Magnussen has returned to get behind the wheel of your Renault to the dispute of the first free practice sessions of the Grand Prix of Italy in Monza.
After all the medical tests and mri done that same day, as well as those made in days poteriores, descartasen any type of injury in the ankle affected, Magnussen has been able to compete without major problems again. It has not ceased to suffer, even if their afflictions are more sports that are physical, as he has been in charge of commenting: “Physically I feel good in the car, it’s like being back in the office, so there is no reason to worry”.
The shortcomings of this season in Renault are even more manifest in a circuit like Monza, where the lack of correlation between the chassis and the engine with paid more expensive. So, Magnussen closed the table of times in the first session, to four seconds of Lewis Hamilton a tenth behind his team mate Jolyon Palmer.
“The car was a bit difficult to wear in the morning, so that we work in to adjust the understeer and to improve the management, to get turns faster and more consistent. We have achieved a better balance for the afternoon, and the degradation has been better than we expected”.
Thanks to the adjustments made, the car of Magnussen improved enough to finish beating the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat and the Sauber of Felipe Nasr and end up 19th, by reducing the disadvantage with the men from head-to 2.7 seconds and overtaking on three-tenths to Palmer. Magnussen is confident that the team will find more tenths between today and tomorrow to try to get closer to the good performance shown in Belgium:
“Our pace has not been dazzling, but we have been able to work on our program, and we are confident that we will be able to take a step forward tomorrow. (In Spa) we saw that it could improve significantly between Friday and Saturday, so we are looking for something similar here in Monza”