Magnussen penalised for impeding Pérez
22 October 2017 – Kevin Magnussen has been hit with a notional three-place grid drop for the United States Grand Prix after impeding Sergio Pérez during qualifying.
Pérez approached a slow-moving Magnussen on the entry to Turn 13 in Q1, ruining his lap and prompting him to shout: "What the f**k was he doing?!".
Although Pérez's result was not compromised, as he went on to reach Q3 and qualify 10th, the stewards opted to penalise Magnussen, who was already due to start last.
Magnussen and Haas admitted that they were in the wrong, amid a communication error.
Magnussen was also given one penalty point, bringing his 12-month total to eight.
"The stewards examined multiple angles of video evidence, including CCTV not available on the broadcast, the team radio calls, and heard from Kevin Magnussen, the driver of car 20, and Sergio Pérez, the driver of car 11, and the team representatives," read a stewards' statement.
"The driver of car 20 admitted he had impeded car 11, and the team admitted that it had inadvertently incorrectly advised the driver that Pérez was on an out lap.
"The driver and team apologised to the driver of car 11 for the error."
Magnussen will join an array of drivers on grid drops, with Max Verstappen, Stoffel Vandoorne, Nico Hülkenberg and Brendon Hartley all taking on new power unit elements.