Magnussen displays on ‘unusual’ sample throughout 2022 F1 season

Kevin Magnussen admits that he finds it “unusual” to have been proven the black and orange flag twice in current occasions, regardless of not having seen it earlier than in his F1 profession.

The flag – which is used to point {that a} driver has a mechanical difficulty and should return to the pits for it to be resolved – was introduced out for Magnussen in the course of the Hungarian Grand Prix after he made contact with the McLaren of Daniel Ricciardo at Flip 1.

This meant that Magnussen was compelled to make a pit-stop on Lap 5, which dropped him to the again of the sector.

After fighting the Arduous tyres following the cease, the Haas driver swapped to the Mediums earlier than having the Softs fitted for his remaining stint. He ultimately completed the race in P16.

Magnussen baffled by black and orange flag name

This marks the second event in current races the place Magnussen has been proven the black and orange flag, with this beforehand occurring on the Canadian Grand Prix in June.

Magnussen admits that he can’t recall seeing the flag earlier than in his F1 profession, which means that seeing two in shut succession has felt fairly uncommon to him.

“For me, it is a bit bit unusual,” Magnussen informed media, together with RacingNews365.com.

“However, what can I do?”

Magnussen questions whether or not flag was “obligatory”

Magnussen feels that his race was drastically compromised from having to make an early pit-stop, and as such has questioned whether or not the black and orange flag was obligatory.

Reflecting on his race, the Dane stated: “It was [hard to make the Hard tyres work].

“[I] could not actually change it on so it was good to get that off and do some laps on the Medium.

“Our race was compromised massively by having to pit that early for the black and orange flag, which I questioned whether or not it is necessary or not.

“I had slight contact with one of many McLarens, simply as we obtained to full energy on the exit of Flip 1, one thing occurred in entrance of him, so he stepped on the brake, and I hit him.

“[I] could not keep away from it, nevertheless it wasn’t that unhealthy, so I used to be shocked to get [the black and orange flag]. I did two laps afterwards and the stability was superb, nothing was flapping.”

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