The Moneygram F1 Team drivers of Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg will start today’s U.S Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas from the pit lane.

The team whose home race is here in Austin joins the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 team duo of Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll starting from the pit lane.

Speaking following the SPRINT on Saturday, Magnussen said:

“It wasn’t a great Sprint, the pace dropped off a lot, so we’ll investigate tonight and assess what we think. We can’t
change anything for tomorrow, so it is what it is, and we’ll see what we can do. I got a decent start and a decent first
lap, then stayed there for a few laps before the well-known cycle of getting overtaken and the tires dropping off

Nico Hulkenberg commented following the SPRINT saying:

“It feels like the first real running with the car to be honest because in practice there’s so many things going on. Then,
there were just two qualifying sessions which were also short, just two runs each time, or less. It’s good to get some
proper mileage with it, some long-run data and some feel for it. Obviously, it doesn’t look too good right now, but
there’s more for us to analyze and understand, and more to discover with this package. At a Sprint weekend it’s
difficult to explore that and unlock it.”

Team Principal Guenther Steiner felt the SPRINT didn’t go well.

“It didn’t go to plan today. We’ve got more work to do but initially we’re not very happy with what’s happened, so we
have to see how we tackle tomorrow. We found a few things and went in the wrong direction, but it’s difficult to jump to
a conclusion after one practice, two qualifying sessions and one short race. But at the moment, we have to find more
as the upgrade’s not done what we expected.”

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