Date: 14th June 2017 at 4:59pm
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Daniil Kvyat left Montreal absolutely fuming with how he and Toro Rosso were treated by the Canadian Grand Prix stewards.

Kvyat failed to get away from the grid on time for the formation lap ahead of the race last weekend.

Previous rules would have allowed him to re-take his original grid slot, but newer regulations mean that as the entire field had passed him he should have started the race from the pit-lane.

As he took to the grid he was handed a penalty.

Kvyat was initially given a drive through penalty by the stewards and Formula One race director Charlie Whiting, only to later be told this was the wrong penalty and told he’d also have to receive a 10-second penalty.

Despite no fault of his own the Russian was ultimately penalised twice for the same incident.

‘They have a job to do which is not so difficult in my opinion and they cannot do the job properly,
They were clearly sleeping today in their office, so maybe they needed some coffee there.

‘They should cancel this stupid rule. Who is this rule for? Are we taxi drivers here or Formula 1 drivers? I don’t understand this. It’s a circus, a stupid f****** circus.
Kvyat told motorsport.com after the race.

He continued: ‘I want to understand first of all who does this job. All I know is our team manager was for 10 laps arguing with the FIA that we shouldn’t get another additional penalty and they said ‘no, sorry, we have this’.’

Toro Rosso team-mate Carlos Sainz was also handed a penalty by the Canadian race stewards.

He was adjudged to be at fault for the opening lap crash which saw him collide into Romain Grosjean which also led to Felipe Massa retire.

For this he has been given a three-place grid penalty for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

‘It’s unfortunate because it’s an incident that if I look back now there’s actually nothing I could have done differently because when I checked my mirrors I never saw Romain on the right side,’ Sainz told motorsport.com.

 

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