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F1 Russian GP: Magnussen charge rewards Renault with first points

Kevin Magnussen returns Renault to the points in Russia as he consolidates a strong start with a charge to seventh place.
Renault is off the mark in the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season after Kevin Magnussen produced a flawless charge from 17th to seventh in the Russian Grand Prix.

Though not initially predicting points after a disappointing qualifying session, the Renault RS.16 proved stronger in race trim as Magnussen made the most of avoiding the turn two melee on lap one to scythe up the classification.

Lifting the Dane into the top ten by the end of lap one, a quick pit-stop had the effect of lifting him above Romain Grosjean before benefitting from Max Verstappen's retirement to be classified seventh at the chequered flag.

A satisfying result after such a difficult start to the year, Magnussen was delighted to be back in the top ten for the first time since 2014.

“It feels really good to get these points for the team as I know how hard everyone's been working this season. I made a great start, but then lost a couple of positions at the first corner because of a spin in front of me.

“After that I was pushing hard for the entire race, made some good overtakes and I had a great pit stop from the crew. We were a bit lucky today; we've been unlucky in the past so I've certainly no complaints!”
by Ollie Barstow



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