Magnussen '100% blameless' in Massa crash - Boullier


22 July 2014 by TF1T Staff

Kevin Magnussen was the innocent victim in the first corner crash during the German Grand Prix which took Felipe Massa out, according to McLaren's racing director Eric Boullier.

After the clash, Massa blasted the young Danish driver, putting the blame on him despite the stewards taking no action over the incident.

He was "too aggressive” according to Massa, who claimed "these young drivers they want to win the race at the first corner".

Boullier though disagreed and said the stewards report backed Magnussen as the innocent driver.

"The stewards report related to Felipe's driving and nothing else, Boullier said during a McLaren phone-in. "There was a driving conduct investigation and they decided to impose no penalty on Felipe, which is their prerogative. But the report makes it clear that Kevin was 100% blameless, certainly."

The Frenchman expressed his happiness in how both Magnussen and team-mate Jenson Button are driving this season.

"So far I am 100% happy with both drivers. Jenson is clearly part of the family, he is fast and helps the team to drive where we want to go. With Kevin, as part of the learning process, he has respected all the tests we needed him to do and he is starting to clearly deliver in terms of his performance and in terms of result. So far I am 100% happy."