Haas retired the car of Kevin Magnussen from Formula 1’s 70th Anniversary GP for safety reasons because it was using up its tyres, says team principal Guenther Steiner.
Magnussen believes that his car lost performance because older parts were re-used after his heavy crash on the first lap of the previous weekend’s British GP.
In Sunday’s race the Dane had made two tyre stops by lap 20, and was retired after 43 laps following a long stint on the hard compound that failed to work out for him.
He also received a time penalty for rejoining the track in a dangerous manner in front of Nicholas Latifi.
“Kevin just couldn’t keep his tyres together,” said Steiner, when asked about Magnussen’s retirement by Autosport.
“He kept on wearing them out, and it was getting at some stage just too dangerous to keep on changing tyres.
“Just blisters, vibrations and we had