Kevin Magnussen says it was "frustrating" for him to receive another penalty in the Italian Grand Prix.

Fresh from a penalty for forcing Fernando Alonso off-track at Spa, Magnussen was again on the wrong side of the stewards as he received a five-second time penalty at Monza for doing the same to Valtteri Bottas. The decision seemed harsh, with Magnussen defending the inside line under braking for Turn 1 and Bottas cutting the chicane, but Magnussen said he will try and learn from the incident as well as take the positives from the race.

"I made a great start - I got up to second into the first corner - but I knew I wouldn't be able to keep that position, and inevitably I fell back," Magnussen said. "Obviously, it was nice to be up at the front for a while, and disappointing that we couldn't stay up there, but as I say I knew it wouldn't last for ever.

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"It's unfortunate to come away from the weekend having only scored a single point. Okay, we're not battling for the world championship, but we're still fighting for crucial positions in the constructors' championship, and the points we lost today would have been very useful from that point of view.

"It's frustrating to get another penalty, of course it is, but we'll analyse them and see what we can learn. Let's see if we can do something different next time."

Having had no complaints in Spa, racing director Eric Boullier felt it was harsh that Magnussen received a penalty on this occasion.

"In the closing stages he and Valtteri were involved in a spirited and entertaining dice - the kind of wheel-to-wheel racing that Formula 1 fans thrill to see - and in our view he was unfortunate to be penalised for what we saw as a legitimate defence," Boullier said. "But the stewards' decision is final."