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F1 Bahrain GP: Magnussen to start Bahrain GP from pit lane

Kevin Magnussen is punished with starting the Bahrain Grand Prix from the pit lane after failing to stop at the weighbridge in FP2.
Kevin Magnussen will be forced to start the Bahrain Grand Prix from the pit lane as punishment for failing to stop at the weighbridge during second free practice.

The Renault driver, who was 16th fastest in FP2, ran into trouble with the stewards right at the end of the session when he was called to the weighbridge, only to miss it.

As a result of the breach in regulation, Magnussen will be consigned to the pit-lane for the start of the race.

“The driver failed to stop for weighing during P2 when signalled to do so by the red traffic light, the car was not returned to the FIA garage and work was undertaken. In accordance with Article 29.1 (iv) of the FIA Formula 1 Sporting Regulations the driver is required to start from the pit lane.
by Ollie Barstow

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April 02, 2016 11:41 AM

This article leaves out rather an important piece of information, Magnussen came in the pits right behind Kvyat and it was not clear who the red light was for, Kvyat stopped (incorrectly) as it was Magnussen who was being called in to the weighbridge. The stewards should tell the team of the driver who's being called in to relay over the radio that he needs to stop in plenty of time so that things like this don't happen again. It seems a very harsh penalty to hand out before qualifying has even happened, he might as well not bother taking part in qualifying at all.

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