Kvyat crashes out of Q1 with suspension failure

Daniil Kvyat’s afternoon qualifying session ended prematurely when the Toro Rosso driver ran wide at Turn 9 and slipped across the track, clipping the inside barriers at high speed.

The Russian emerged unscathed from his car fortunately and a replay suggested that a right rear suspension failure was the culprit for Kvyat’s crash.

“I don’t know what happened there,’ Kvyat told Sky Sports.

” When I went on those kerbs earlier I lost some laptime, but this time the suspension broke, very weird, and it steered me to the right.

“Already on the first run we had a puncture, I don’t know what was going on really, we have to investigate if it’s the kerb or something related to the puncture from before.

“The problem is that a different suspension broke, not the one that was on the kerb, the one that was outside the kerb broke.”

Suspension failures,  which Rosberg and Perez also encountered this morning, appear to be an issue with some pointing to the track’s ‘baguette’ kerbs  producing massive stress on the suspension components.

“Once you’re on those kerbs you’re not in control if the suspension breaks. At least on the AstroTurf, you had control, Kvyat added.

“At the last corner, everyone is going off [with] four wheels, they wanted to make it better but actually they made it worse.

“I think this year the track needs a bit of review, because the track limits is an issue and these kerbs are not very cool, and they are very dangerous actually.”

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