Kevin Magnussen says Daniil Kvyat “lost his mind” when crashing into him during last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.
The Toro Rosso driver went one lap down after early problems, where his car was stuck in constant speed. He attempted to pass Magnussen at La Rascasse mid-way through the race and the two collided.
Kvyat retired from the race due to the damage but Magnussen was able to continue. However, his messy race ended after hitting the wall at Mirabeau and losing his front wing.
“We had a good start to the race and made a really good strategic call to change to the intermediate tyres just after the safety car,” he explained.
“We were the only ones to do it so early and it was the right decision. We were in a good position as a lot of people were still to pit and we gained a lot of places.
“Unfortunately, Kvyat just lost his mind and crashed into me and that was effectively the end of my race.
“We did continue and made an early change to slicks as we had nothing to lose, but ultimately I hit the wall and damaged the front wing.
“We were several laps down at that point and the car had been in the wars so it was safer to retire. It’s a shame we didn’t have a good weekend as we were very optimistic for the race.
“Now we have to shift our focus to Canada and have a better weekend there. Montréal should be a stronger track for us and should play to the strengths of the updates for the car.”