Magnussen: It was a challenging win
26 September 2011 – Carlin's Kevin Magnussen refused to label his victory during the final race of the weekend at Donington Park as a comfortable one, despite being able to establish a sizeable lead over his rivals during the rain-hit outing. The Dane claimed win number six of the season by exactly 4.806 seconds, with Pipo Derani his nearest challenger.
"It was difficult, because at the beginning it was really wet and there was a lot of aquaplaning," Magnussen explained to GPUpdate.net. "It was just about trying to keep it on-track really. Then it cleared up a bit and I had a go on Jack (Harvey) and got past, then I immediately opened up a little bit (of a gap) and I kept that for the rest of the race.
"It’s never easy but I opened up a gap, then they were closing because I wasn’t taking any chances. I had a big enough gap that I could come down a little bit and try and keep it on-track."
Magnussen sits just one point behind team-mate Carlos Huertas in the overall championship standings, with Silverstone hosting the season finale in a fortnight’s time.