KEVIN Magnussen said his radio outburst in Montreal was not intended as criticism towards his Banbury-based Haas team.

The Danish driver finished 17th in yesterday's Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix after starting in the pit lane following a crash in qualifying.

His car had to be completely rebuilt overnight and, while struggling on the medium tyres in the latter stages, Magnussen told his team it was “the worst experience I have ever had in any race car.”

Team principle Guenther Steiner told his driver that “it is enough now” and the 26-year-old addressed the issue post-race.

“There was nothing meant towards the team over the radio,” said Magnussen.

“They did an amazing job. I made a mistake in qualifying, and they were able to build me a completely new car.

“We just have these tyres that don’t work in the race for us. It’s hard to not be very disappointed, I know the whole team is. They deserve a lot better.”

Teammate Romain Grosjean finished 14th in this 150th Grand Prix.

He was forced to avoid an early pile-up and was always playing catch-up.

He said: “It was a long afternoon. Everything went south at the start – the guys take a lot of risks going three-wide. I just picked up all the damage.

“I was dead last, and after that we didn’t have much pace.”

Enstone-based Renault scored their first double points finish of the season.

Daniel Ricciardo was sixth and Nico Hulkenberg seventh at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

After a frustrating 2019 so far, the duo were delighted with the weekend.

“We can be pleased with that as it’s a really good team result,” said Hulkenberg.

“I had strong pace throughout the race, kept the softs in good shape, and then had fresher tyres at the end.

“I had to back off a little bit to stop the car overheating and from there we settled for a solid team result.”

Ricciardo added: “I did all I could out there and I’m happy with the end result.

“It’s the team’s first double points of the year and it’s a big one in sixth and seventh, and we can’t ask for anything more than that.

“There are definitely positive signs.”

Grove-based Williams’ frustrations continued with George Russell 16th and Robert Kubica 18th.

However, the former was pleased with some aspects of the race.

“The car was feeling relatively nice to drive and we made the most of the package," said Russell.

“We now need to bolt some downforce on it and hopefully we will find some laptime.

“Overall, I was pleased with my performance and we made the most of the situation.”

Kubica added: “Unfortunately, there is no magic.

“In qualifying, the handling was difficult, but in the race it was harder.

“I had no grip with high fuel, hotter conditions and longer stints. Overall grip is missing, we know it’s like this, so we are not able to push.”