The MoneyGram Haaas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen says he was well-chuffed after qualifying fourth for today’s Miami Grand Prix, the first of these home races for the U.S-based outfit. The Dane set a qualifying time of 01:27.767s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

I’m well chuffed with that! In the US, at the Miami Grand Prix, in front of our home crowd and title sponsor and other
partners – it’s great to be able to get a result like that. Of course, there’s no points for qualifying – we know that – but
we also know what it feels like to have a good qualifying. That was a lot of fun and hopefully that gets everyone a bit
pumped up for tomorrow. I’m very happy to be starting P4 tomorrow and I’m really pumped.”

Nico Hulkenberg also had a great day as he ended the day just outside the top ten in 12th place and speaking following qualifying, the German, who set a fastest time of 01:27.903s said:

“The car felt good, and we definitely should be in the top 10 but unfortunately my last run got really compromised on
the out lap in traffic, and I didn’t do the second lap on new tires – my Q2 time was on used tires. It’s frustrating and a
big shame as the car had a lot more in it and a lot more potential. The car fits well to this place so at least that is a big
positive for tomorrow – heading into the race with some pace.”

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner commented saying:

“A pretty good day today and obviously an exciting qualifying for everyone. Unfortunately, Nico didn’t make it into Q3,
which wasn’t completely down to him. If you’re unhappy about starting P12 it’s not bad, we’re still in a position to get
into the points tomorrow. Kevin, ending up in P4 after setting the fastest time on used tires out of his opponents did a
fantastic job on that one. The whole team is very upbeat, and everyone did a good job and now tomorrow we need to
keep on delivering, but if everything goes to plan we should get some points.”

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