Just after the halfway mark, on lap 36, De Vries made a daring overtake into Flip 1 whereas the pair have been squabbling over twelfth place.
Magnussen refused to yield on the surface, which grew to become the within for Flip 2, and the pair then traded glancing blows, which allowed Mercedes’ George Russell previous.
De Vries and Magnussen continued their struggle in direction of Flip 3, the place De Vries outbraked himself on the bumpy inside line and compelled each automobiles into the run-off space, dropping any hope of a factors end for both driver.
The stewards deemed their tangle a racing incident, which each drivers have been glad with.
“He was racing fairly arduous, that is for certain. However who am I to complain about that?” stated Magnussen, who has a fame for being aggressive himself.
“I believe the issue was he missed his braking in Flip 3 and took me with him. That was it.
“He had the within however then outbraked himself and could not make the nook.
Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Workforce, on the grid together with his engineer
Photograph by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images
“I used to be on the surface, so I used to be blocked, and we ended up on the runoff with him. That was unfortunate for me.”
De Vries defined the bumpy nature of the within line into Flip 3 caught him out as he locked up the front-left tyre.
“We have been simply racing one another arduous by means of [Turns] One, Two,” he stated.
“I used to be type of on the grime, pushing one another arduous into that braking level, and I locked up and went straight.
“There was much less grip and it was very bumpy, which did not assist. It is also not likely a straight braking zone, you are consistently turning a bit, which is hard.”
The Dutchman equally did not blame Magnussen for his aggressive defence into Flip 1, which led to the preliminary contact.
“I felt like I had the momentum and thought I type of had him, however then he virtually went for the grass, on the kerb to get me again,” stated De Vries.
“However I do not blame him, that is a part of the sport. It was a racing incident, nothing kind of.”
Further reporting by Adam Cooper