Magnussen and Kvyat fail to start Australian GP after problems en route to grid (VIDEO)


Just when McLaren thought that its start to the 2015 season couldn’t get any worse, disaster struck en route to the grid for Kevin Magnussen on Sunday when the Honda engine on his MP4-30 failed.

The Dane had been due to take part in the Australian Grand Prix as a one-off, replacing the injured Fernando Alonso, but saw his hopes quite literally go up in smoke when his engine failed on his installation lap.

Magnussen was not alone in hitting trouble, though, as Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat also stopped out on track ahead of the race start, losing all drive on his RB11 car.

As a result, just 15 cars will start today’s Australian Grand Prix, which starts at 1a ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.