Fernando Alonso slams Kevin Magnussen after close encounter during practice

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Sebastian Vettel hit the headlines on Friday by placing his Ferrari at the front of the queue, ahead of Mercedes at Silverstone, but back down the field there were much more controversial events taking place.

Fernando Alonso and Kevin Magnussen seemed to have a major disagreement each portioning the blame to the other after a close encounter between the pair early in practice for the British GP.

Alonso can be heard on his radio saying to his team: “Magnussen tried to hit me two times in 1 and 3,” in relation to the episode which happened at turns one and three.

He also adds that his team need to: “Tell the stewards.”

The two-time world champion also claims that it was “really dangerous driving” from the Haas team driver.

Magnussen can also be heard questioning the actions of the McLaren driver, in which his team respond on the radio by saying: “I don’t know what Alonso is doing with you.”

It appears no action was taken at the time.

The Danish driver will be looking to continue his recent good form after finishing fifth and sixth in the last races, taking a total of 18 points for the Haas team.

You can listen to their team radio interaction in the video below.

No further action was taken by the race stewards.

However, Magnussen is no stranger to controversy.

After being penalised for forcing Nico Hulkenberg off the track in last year's Hungarian Grand Prix, Magnussen responded by telling Hulkenberg to suck a certain part of his anatomy.

Hulkenberg then approached the Haas driver, who forced him off at turn two during the race, and called him “once again the most unsporting driver."

Alonso did, however, go on to post the sixth quickest time in the day's session, a clear upturn in fortune for the under performing McLaren team.

Magnussen finished back down in 12th place.

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