Nico Hulkenberg slams 'nasty' and 'unsporting' Kevin Magnussen

Rufina Vignone
Luglio 30, 2017

Hulkenberg: "You did a really good job".

The two were battling for 10th place late in the race after Hulkenberg endured a slow pit stop that dropped him behind the Haas, though with fresher tyres and a faster auto he tried to pass Magnussen as they battled through turns one and two.

Speaking to NBC after the run-in, Hulkenberg said: "I congratulated him for most unsporting driver of the whole grid once again".

Though the incident was referenced by the close following Magnussen over the team radio in criticism of the Renault man's actions, the FIA chose to take no action against him after an investigation.

"Hard defending is fine but when he does this, it's just ruthless and sending people into the wall".

The Renault driver subsequently dropped behind Daniil Kvyat and then retired in the pitlane, while Magnussen carried on, incurring a five-second penalty, which dropped him from 11th to 13th at the chequered flag.

Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen have become embroiled in an extraordinary war of words after the Hungarian GP.

"We had really nice words, he said "s**k my b***s" - that was his return".

Hulkenberg was involved in another incident with a Haas driver, as he had a minor collision with Frenchman Romain Grosjean at the start of the race.

The confrontation was triggered by a controversial on-track clash in which Hulkenberg was forced wide as he tried to overtake Magnussen at Turn Two of the Hungaroring. Nico went to the stewards to ask for a harsher penalty for Kevin, which I think is childish, immature...

'Hulkenberg was overtaking Magnussen around the outside of Turn 2 on Lap 62.

Magnussen said he didn't understand why he was penalised when he had the corner and the racing line.

"I sum it up like: Nico was the guy who destroyed Romain's race, and then we get a penalty with Kevin".

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