For Sky expert Ralf Schumacher, it was almost “historic” what Haas driver Kevin Magnussen and Nyck de Vries did in the AlphaTauri Canadian Grand Prix there performed.
Shortly before, De Vries had attacked Magnussen in the first corner and pushed the Dane slightly off the track.
Nico Hülkenberg’s teammate didn’t want that to happen and took revenge on the next corner, after which Mercedes driver George Russell overtook them both.
Magnussen lost more momentum and was again attacked directly by de Vries on the straight. The two pilots braked badly and had to use the emergency exit.
Magnussen got so deftly behind de Vries – and calmly blocked him at first – that the Dutchman couldn’t get back on track.
It was only after Magnussen maneuvered appropriately and got back into the action that de Vries had the chance to leave the emergency exit again.
Ralf Schumacher was amused by the Zupark maneuver Magnussen de Vries must have found it less funny.
The network also enjoyed the duel:
The drivers went unpunished, for de Vries it was the right decision: “It was a pure racing accident, nothing more and nothing less in my opinion.”
Magnussen saw it the same way: “It was a strange situation. He drove hard, but I don’t want to complain about that. The problem is that he missed the braking point at turn 3 and took me with him. But he couldn’t do it on purpose.”
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