Magnussen on the ‘power sensitive’ Canadian GP


After crashing out at the Monaco Grand Prix, Kevin Magnussen has expressed his desire to have a much easier race this weekend in Canada.

Starting last Sunday’s race impressively, the Renault driver collided with Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat, to which the Russian received a three-place penalty grid for.

However, moving onto the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Canadian GP, the Dane is confident that he can finish in the points, especially since it’s a race he thoroughly enjoys.

“It’s a cool circuit with a semi-street track vibe to it,” he explained.

‘It’s quite challenging in its nature with some rapid chicanes and big braking zones. Overall it’s a quite enjoyable circuit to drive and it usually offers a good race.

“When you look back there have been plenty of good races there. I was in the points when I raced there in 2014. Let’s hope for a classic this year.

“It’s a more power sensitive track than Monaco so the latest power unit should have more effect there.

“Hopefully we have more time to get the set-up dialled-in and make use of the upgrades for the car. If we have a good weekend certainly we want to be fighting for points.”