Kevin Magnussen lost control of his Haas at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez’s turn nine drawing a red flag and stopping the Mexican Grand Prix race.
During the Mexican Grand Prix, Kevin Magnussen’s car broke as he entered a turn, resulting in an awful crash. Something broke on the Dane’s Haas as he was coming out of Turn 8, sending him straight into the barrier.
Magnussen’s car was hit at a reasonably slow pace, but it was still enough for it to break apart. The Haas driver lost control at turn nine on lap 34 of the race as he was halfway through the order.
Though slightly rattled, the Danish driver managed to escape unscathed after his car crashed into the barrier at approximately 130 mph.
The rear end, in particular was the most severely damaged and fire quickly began to emerge where the rear wing was located. Magnussen, however, managed get out of the car and was unhurt during the incident.
The race was stopped after a red flag was triggered by the crash. Due to damage to the TECPRO barrier, race control decided to waive the red flag rather than send out the safety car initially, giving the track maintenance personnel more time to complete the required repairs.
For Lando Norris, who had pitted from P8 in the hopes that no red flag would appear, the late call spelled bad news. Max Verstappen did the same but suffered fewer consequences as he kept his P1 spot.
Magnussen was the second driver to withdraw from the race after home favorite Sergio Perez wrecked on the first lap after colliding with Charles Leclerc.