"He takes himself for God", commented the Dane Kevin Magnussen (Haas) after his duel on the right track with the Spaniard Fernando Alonso (McLaren) in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday.
"He thought he could double in the first corner, but rather that he would hang me! It was utterly stupid and useless. I was not going to let him catch up and sacrifice my own twist. I know he thinks he is God, but there is no question of that!", Magnussen launched.
"He came to see me and laughed in my face. It was disrespectful. I can not wait until he retireshe went on. He says that his tricks are divine, he literally takes himself for God."
The two men, of whom no one wanted to release the other, were ashamed of their last round in the second half of qualifying (Q2), which meant that Magnussen could not win Q3, which he could claim. , for two thousandths of a second.
Declares the responsibility for the collision with the Dane, Alonso has stopped: "There are many categories of driver & # 39; s, and then there are the Haas drivers, who have the third or fourth best car on the grid and are eliminated in Q2."
What the sports boss of Haas, Guenther Steiner, interviewed by Motorsport.com, responded by criticizing Alonso's career choices, including his presence at McLaren, with whom he was never in a position to win races.
"He can speak for himself, not for others. It is a good starting point in lifehe said. Alonso complains, but he complains about everyone. That is how he does it with impunity."
Confirmed, the commissioners did not punish the two pilots because they judged that no one had exasperated the other exorbitant and that both had lost the advantage of this trick.