Date published: November 15 2019
Robert Kubica has blamed the Haas of Kevin Magnussen for putting water onto the track before his FP2 crash in Brazil.
Kubica had only just started his first flying lap after getting his Williams back from Nicholas Latifi when he went sailing off the track and into the barriers at Turn 3.
The incident meant that Kubica finished Friday with zero running, and he’s blamed his crash on Magnussen who moments before had gone over the kerb at Turn 2 and disturbed some water which had been deposited by the pre-FP1 downpour.
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“This was my first lap around here. At the exit of Turn 2, actually in Turn 3 very late I lost in a very nasty way the car that I didn’t really understand,” he told the F1 website.
“But then after reviewing the Haas who was a few seconds in front of me he went over the kerb and pulled off quite a lot of water, so practically I was with the hard tyres, lost it completely in a very very nasty way.
“It’s frustrating because in the end we need a bit of luck, it’s not an easy situation for us so today we didn’t have the luck.
“It was unfortunate I was the first car coming there, that’s how it is, this is motor sport.
“It was very strange but I only understood it when I saw the images and video, otherwise I thought something broke but it didn’t.
“There was no failure it was just that I lost it completely over the water, I was with hard tyres we went over it immediately and yeah, lost it.”
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