Kevin Magnussen believes that his car was fast enough to get him to the top 5 in qualifying.
Magnussen made his second Q3 appearance in a row this year in Jeddah. The Dane had the 10th quickest lap time, but stated that he could have been higher. More than that, neck pain affected his performance as well.
“Honestly, my neck is broken and the last couple of runs I just wasn’t able to drive properly,” the Haas driver said.
“I just couldn’t hold my head in the corners, then you can’t control the car properly. But as I said, the car had more in it, I’m sure there was a half second in it.
“That time I got in Q3 was on used tyres and it wasn’t a great lap. So I think the car had half a second in it that would put it P5.
“So great job to the team for another strong car at this track and hopefully I can sort out my neck for tomorrow and get some points.”