Using 0.1kgs more fuel than permitted, Kevin Magnussen has hit out at “Formula FuelSaving” after he was disqualified from the United States GP.
The Haas driver finished Sunday’s 56-lap race in ninth place, scoring points in his team’s battle to finish the season best of the rest.
However, hours after the chequered flag had fallen, he was thrown out of the race.
F1 rules mandate that only 105kgs of fuel may be used for the entire race and his VF18 was found to have used more than that.
Magnussen says it was 0.1kgs more
“Unfortunately today we were racing in Formula Fuelsaving rather than Formula 1,” he said.
“And we used 0.1kg (!) too much for the whole race so we got disqualified.
“Those are the rules so we just have to manage better.
“Car was great though and the pit stop was amazing. On to the next one!”
It is Haas’ second disqualification of the year with the team having been thrown out of the Italian GP when Romain Grosjean’s floor was declared illegal.
The team is appealing that DSQ.
Meanwhile Esteban Ocon was also disqualified from the results after his Force India exceeded fuel flow limits on the opening lap of the race.
Ocon finished eighth with Force India with the team’s CEO Otmar Szafnauer adamant he never gained an advantage.
“We didn’t get an advantage,” he said.
“There are track limits but if you go outside track limits, which you shouldn’t do, then if you haven’t gained an advantage they don’t do anything. If you have gained an advantage then they do something.
“This is another limit where we haven’t gained an advantage. I think it is unprecedented.”
He added: “If you look at it over the lap there is no infringement, but it depends how you chop up the lap. This is the first time it has happened.”
The stewards disagreed and the Frenchman was disqualified.