No further action on Sainz/Kvyat scrap

By on Sunday, May 10, 2015
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The stewards at the Spanish Grand Prix have decided that no further action is warranted over the late scrap between Carlos Sainz Jr and Daniil Kvyat.

The pair were investigated after the race, with Kvyat accused of changing direction three times on the straight and under braking for Turn 1 on the final lap.

Sainz was also investigated after he re-joined the circuit at Turn 2 ahead of his rival, having been attempting to make a move for ninth position.

'In relation to the alleged breach of Article 20.3 [Kvyat changing direction] the Stewards accept the statement of the driver of car 26 [Kvyat], the concurrence of the driver of Car 55 [Sainz] and confirmation from the video evidence, that the first two moves were not defensive and that only the third move was defensive.

'In relation to the alleged breach of Article 16.1 [the minor contact] the Stewards agree with the assertion of the drivers and team representatives that this was a racing incident

'In relation to the alleged breach of Article 20.2 [Sainz re-joining] the Stewards consider that Car 55 was in front at the time it entered the corner and accept the evidence of the driver that he slowed in re-joining the track at Turn 2 and gave room at Turn 3 for Car 26, in order to avoid gaining a lasting advantage. The driver of Car 26 also admitted that he slowed at Turn 2 and gave room for Car 55 to re-join the track.'

The decisions mean that Sainz retains ninth place, with Kvyat collecting the final point for 10th.

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