Formula 1
Formula 1
24 Oct
-
27 Oct
Event finished
01 Nov
-
03 Nov
Event finished
14 Nov
-
17 Nov
Event finished
28 Nov
-
01 Dec
Event finished
R
Australian GP
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
88 days
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
95 days
R
Vietnamese GP
02 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
109 days
16 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
123 days
30 Apr
-
03 May
Next event in
137 days
07 May
-
10 May
Next event in
144 days
21 May
-
24 May
Next event in
158 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
172 days
11 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
179 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
193 days
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
200 days
16 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
214 days
R
Hungarian GP
30 Jul
-
02 Aug
Next event in
228 days
27 Aug
-
30 Aug
Next event in
256 days
03 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
263 days
R
Singapore GP
17 Sep
-
20 Sep
Next event in
277 days
24 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
284 days
08 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
298 days
R
United States GP
22 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
312 days
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
319 days
R
Brazilian GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
Next event in
333 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
26 Nov
-
29 Nov
Next event in
347 days

Raikkonen "suicided himself" with first-corner move - Kvyat

shares
comments
Raikkonen "suicided himself" with first-corner move - Kvyat
By:
Co-author: Jonathan Noble
Sep 22, 2019, 3:33 PM

Daniil Kvyat holds Kimi Raikkonen entirely responsible for the collision that ended the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver's Singapore Grand Prix.

Kvyat was trying to pass Raikkonen for 12th place into the first corner with 12 laps to go when they made contact.

While Toro Rosso driver Kvyat was able to continue and finish 15th, Raikkonen was out on the spot with broken front suspension.

"I was surprised because I made a move, I made it clear," said Kvyat. "He moved under braking, a thing we discuss a lot, and he was the one against it, actually. I'm surprised he did it.

"If you defend then you defend. If you leave the door open, leave the door open. He just... suicided himself. He tried to kill me as well."

Kvyat also speculated that Raikkonen was "trying to cover his teammate".

Raikkonen had let the other Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi - which had fresher tyres - past shortly beforehand.

Read Also:

Kvyat admitted it had been a messy race overall, as he fell back with high tyre wear early on, struggled with condensation on his mirrors and then picked up car damage in his clash with Raikkonen.

"I didn't understand the problems in the first stint, but my tyres went away quicker than others. I don't know why," Kvyat added.

"The second stint actually was the opposite, they lasted very well. And I was on the gearbox of others, and then we pitted for options.

"I had a chance to score points, but messy restarts a bit from my side, a bit partially because I couldn't see much in my mirrors, which was an obstacle to seeing anything behind you, and yeah, then in the incident with Kimi I damaged the car, so it was a difficult afternoon."

Race direction said the incident would be investigated after the race and both drivers were summoned.

Next article
Russell: "Shame" Grosjean clash didn't also ruin his race

Previous article

Russell: "Shame" Grosjean clash didn't also ruin his race

Next article

Hulkenberg probably "regretting" first-lap move - Sainz

Hulkenberg probably "regretting" first-lap move - Sainz
Load comments