K-Mag and Hulk don’t need ‘hugging session’

Date published: August 24 2017

Guenther Steiner has said that nothing more needs to be said about the Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg clash and they do not need to hug it out.

The duo were involved in a fiery exchange in the paddock following the Hungarian Grand Prix, but Steiner is keen for everyone to move on from the incident, which he actually enjoyed.

It's been handled fine," Steiner said.

"At some stage there is a cut-off. It's getting old, no-one wants to hear old news. Nothing more needs to be said, I don't think we need to have a hugging session between Nico and Kevin! I think we have our standpoint and he has his own, I don't think we need to get into 'he said', 'he said'.

"Just move on and we learned a lot about what you can do in Turn 1 and I think Kevin is ready for it, and we go racing again. It was fun, but fun has a sell-by date. If you keep on going on about the same thing it gets old."

When asked if he'd spoken to Magnussen, Steiner said: "No, it didn't need it. We had a few jokes on WhatsApp and that was it, but no need to make a meal about it. I found it quite entertaining!

"Sometimes you have to say what you think, because I do! So I can't say he should be corporate talking. Sometimes I cannot stop myself."