“We have a bit more fuel which is a nice thing,” Magnussen told RaceFans and other media at Haas’s livery launch in London today.
“The most frustrating thing is having to save too much fuel. A little bit of fuel saving is fine, there’s always been a little bit of fuel saving in Formula 1. But for me fuel saving in the way that we did it a couple of times last year is a joke.”
F1’s official tyre supplier Pirelli has also indicated it will bring more durable tyres following complaints from drivers following last year’s Mexican Grand Prix about how much they had to slow down to preserve their tyres.
“Sometimes like Mexico it just didn’t work for us,” said Magnussen, “we were going eight seconds slower than what we could do with a new tyre in the race and that’s also very frustrating.
“I just hope we won’t get these extreme scenarios where you’re not racing any more. Its OK to have to manage, that’s expected in Formula 1, one.
“But having to manage in those extreme and ridiculous ways that we had to do a few times, whether it be fuel or tyres, is a bit stupid. I hope that situation is all settled.”
Video: Haas 2019 F1 livery launch
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