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Gasly slams "most dangerous driver" Magnussen after high-speed near-miss

Written by  May 01, 2018

Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly branded Kevin Magnussen the "most dangerous driver I've ever raced with" after the pair touched wheels at almost 190mph during the Azerbaijan GP.

In a video released on the official Formula 1 website on Monday, it showed the Frenchman trying to pass the Haas driver after the first Safety Car restart on the main straight only for Magnussen to push Gasly towards the wall when partially alongside.

The two would touch with the former GP2 champion just avoiding a major incident and would continue to attack with the Dane almost squeezing him into the wall on a further two occasions.

Magnussen would be given a 10-second time penalty for the scary incident but that didn't appease Gasly who was clearly furious after the race.

"Kevin is the most dangerous guy I have ever raced with," he declared. "He literally put me in the wall at 300 km/h at the restart and completely ruined the race."

Damage to the floor and the steering on his Toro Rosso meant Gasly said he was simply trying to "survive" to the finish and that what Magnussen went well beyond his already aggressive limit.

"I don’t mind racing drivers which are hard, but like this is just way over the limit. You don’t put someone in the wall at 300 km/h," he said.

The 21-year-old also ruled out having a chat with the former McLaren driver believing it would have little effect.

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