Date: 2nd June 2016 at 10:10am
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Red Bull Racing have already shown just how cut throat life can be within Formula One.

In China, Daniil Kvyat was standing on the podium for Red Bull Racing, an excellent drive from the Russian and an audacious move going into the second corner earned him a probably unexpected podium [plus criticism from Vettel for what he considered a dangerous move].

But he quickly went from hero to zero in his home race in Russia, the Red Bull Racing driver punted Sebastian Vettel off the track not once, but twice!

Heading into the second corner Kvyat carried too much pace and bumped into the back of Vettel causing contact in front of him.

To make a bad situation worse, Kvyat then crashed into the back of Vettel for a second time in the third corner, spinning him off into the tyre wall forcing the German to retire and bring out a safety car.

Following the high profile incidents, Red Bull Racing used the situation to fast track Max Verstappen from Toro Rosso into the sister team in the process, bumping Kvyat back down to Toro Rosso.

That move has seen Kvyat back in the mix of the midfield battle and in Monaco that battle ended with a collison with Renault’s Kevin Magnussen.

‘We were in a good position, and Kvyat lost his mind.’ Magnussen told motorsport.com.

‘Unfortunately we crashed and that was effectively the end of my race. After that we were several laps down and we decided to retire.’

‘I think a lot of people were yet to pit so we would have gained a lot of positions.

‘I just know he hit me in the back. He just ran over me. Very annoying, because I think we were in a good position to fight for points.’


The Russian’s defence was not the strongest…..

‘We were racing, he blocked me twice pretty strongly two corners before and we touched, Next corner I tried to go on the inside again and he just blocks you completely, you know. I couldn’t go through the walls, so I had to go through him.’

That’s not quite how motor racing works Daniil.

Kvyat was given a three-place grid penalty for the incident at Rascasse on lap 21.

Kvyat was also given two penalty points on his licence, taking him up to seven and perilously close to a automatic one race ban which is given after clocking up 12 points.