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Kevin Magnussen Unfairly Penalised in Italian GP Over Valtteri Bottas Incident

Motor racing appeared to die its latest death in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix when Kevin Magnussen, the McLaren driver, was punished for defending his position.  The Danish rookie was running in fifth place on the 31st lap of the race at Monza when he found himself in the way of Valtteri Bottas, his Williams counterpart, who was in the midst of his recovery to fourth place by the chequered flag after a poor start from third on the grid. As both drivers, with DRS enabled, hurled down the main straight, Magnussen made his one permitted move to the right of the circuit to cover the inside of the first chicane, forcing Bottas to take the outside line into a corner he had utilised all afternoon. Even though the nose of Bottas' car had nudge...

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