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McLaren: Magnussen 100% blameless

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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McLaren: Magnussen 100% blameless

McLaren: Magnussen 100% blameless

A stewards' report has absolved Kevin Magnussen of any wrongdoing in his collision with Felipe Massa, according to McLaren racing director Eric Boullier.

Magnussen and Massa crashed out on the first lap of the German Grand Prix on Sunday and although the stewards investigated the incident they decided not take any action.

However, Williams driver Massa didn't hesitate to point the finger at Magnussen saying "I was in front, I was doing the corner in front of him".

He then gave some advice to Formula One's "young drivers" saying they need "to understand that you cannot win the race at the first corner" and also urged the Dane to "just take it easy".

However, Boullier says his driver didn't do anything wrong.

"The stewards' report related to Felipe's driving and nothing else," he said during the latest McLaren phone-in.

"There was a driving conduct investigation, and they decided to impose no penalty on Felipe, which is their prerogative.

"But the report makes it clear that Kevin was 100 percent blameless, certainly."

Boullier also reaffirmed that McLaren are happy with Magnussen and team-mate Jenson Button as their driver line-up.

Recent reports have suggested that the Woking squad could get rid of Button at the end of this year and the names of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have been linked with a move back to the team.

"Jenson is clearly part of the family, he is fast and helps the team to drive where we want to go," Boullier said.

"With Kevin, as part of the learning process, he has respected all the tests we needed him to do and he is starting to clearly deliver in terms of his performance and in terms of result.

"So far I am 100% happy."

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