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Magnussen to start from pit lane after weigh bridge mistake

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Magnussen to start from pit lane after weigh bridge trouble

Magnussen to start from pit lane after weigh bridge trouble

Renault factory F1 team driver, Kevin Magnussen will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from the pit lane after failing to stop at the weigh bridge during Friday practice at the Bahrain International Circuit.

The Dane made 16th fastest for Renault, but failed to stop for a mandatory FIA weight check when he was signalled to stop at the weigh bridge during the practice two.

“The driver failed to stop for weighing during P2 when signalled to do so by the red traffic light, the car was not returned to the FIA garage and work was undertaken,” a statement from the stewards read.

“In accordance with Article 29.1 (a) (iv) of the Sporting Regulations notes: “A reprimand will be imposed on any driver who fails to stop when signalled to do so, provided the car is then brought back to the FIA garage without delay and that the FIA technical delegate is satisfied the car has been brought back in exactly the same condition it was in when it was driven into the pits.”

The regulation adds: “Any driver who fails to stop when asked to do so, and then fails to bring the car back to the FIA garage, or if work is carried out on the car before it is returned to the FIA garage, will be required to start the race from the pit lane.”

But the Kevin Magnussen felt pleased with his Friday running, having said earlier in the weekend that Renault could target its first points of the season in Bahrain.

“We got through all of today’s programme and logged plenty of running so it’s been a good day and I’m happy,” Magnussen said.

“We’ll work hard this evening to analyse all our data as usual and see if we can find more pace as we’re not yet as strong as we were in Melbourne relative to our rivals.

“It’ll be interesting to see what the weather does as well; today’s temperatures did have an effect on the tires. We’ve seen rain this week so let’s see what happens tomorrow.”

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