Kevin Magnussen has spoken about Haas’ tire strategy in Saturday’s Sprint race at Imola.

Magnussen was one of three drivers that had Medium tires on during the Sprint. However, the strategy did not work out and he dropped down to 8th at the checkered flag. The Dane admitted that Haas made a mistake regarding the tire choice.

“Yeah, I was super surprised to see everyone on the Soft,” he told Motorsport.com.

“We tried the Soft in free practice and thought it would degrade too much, so when everyone else was on Soft at the start, I was a little nervous.

“They obviously overtook me at the beginning of the race in the first part of the race, because they were faster, and then towards the end, it kind of evened out.

“But overall, the soft tire was the right tire for that race and we learned that.”

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