Magnussen and Steiner hit out at F1's fuel flow rules

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Haas' Kevin Magnussen and team boss Guenther Steiner denounced Formula 1's current fuel regulations following the Dane's exclusions from the US Grand Prix.

Magnussen's efforts in Austin yielded a solid and well-deserved run into the points, only for the team's ninth-place finish to be dismissed by the stewards after it was found that it had infringed the 105kg fuel limit during the 56-lap race, a rule also transgressed by Force India's Esteban Ocon.

A disappointed Magnussen later revealed that his Haas VF-18 had exceeded the mandatory fuel flow limit by a mere 0.1kg!

"The car was very good, we had good pace and I was able to put pressure on the Force Indias," said the frustrated driver who believes that the fuel flow rules compromise the racing.

"I passed Perez just after the pit stop and I was faster than Ocon, but I had to save so much fuel that I couldn’t afford to attack him.

"It’s a shame that we have fuel saving in Formula 1 and not being able to attack. At the end of the day, what the fans want to see is great racing.

"We can’t do it because we have to save fuel. It’s disappointing."

Guenther Steiner echoed his drivers' grievances when it came to criticizing current regulations that, in his view, run counter-point to what the fans want to see.

"In the end, that’s our responsibility to control the fuel amount, but I still disagree with Formula 1 having to run on these rules," said Steiner.

"I hope next year, with having 110 kilograms, this will change, but we change another rule and put a big front wing on, so maybe this will be the same.

"One day we’ll get to have a good show, but at the moment it isn’t."

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