Kvyat gets grid penalty for the Canadian GP

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After the Monaco GP this afternoon, Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat has picked up a three-place grid penalty for colliding with Kevin Magnussen in the Monaco Grand Prix.

Kvyat, who went a lap down at the start of the race due to electronics issues, was trying to unlap himself from Magnussen after the Renault driver had made contact with the wall at Tabac.

Magnussen blocked the Russian from advancing at the Swimming Pool, but Kvyat then attempted a move down the inside of La Rascasse, which resulted in contact.

After the investigation, the stewards have given Kvyat a three-place grid penalty for the Canadian Grand Prix and two penalty points, which makes it a total of seven currently on the Russian’s license.

The FIA statement this afternoon said the follwing:-

‘The driver of car #26 [Kvyat], with two small collisions, effectively created an overtaking space which in reality would not have been there if the collision had not occurred.’

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