Kvyat critical of Perez following ‘desperate move’ in Monaco


Daniil Kvyat was on course for points until he was hit by Sergio Perez - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Daniil Kvyat was critical of Sergio Perez for the move that cost the Russian the opportunity of points during the Monaco Grand Prix, feeling the Mexican just drove into him at La Rascasse.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver had been running ninth but ended up with a broken car as a result of the contact with the Sahara Force India F1 Team racer, which left him frustrated as he was feeling good behind the wheel of the STR12 throughout the race, and he laid the blame for the incident firmly at the feet of Perez.

Kvyat believed the car was extremely competitive in Monaco, and he hopes he can have some more luck in the Canadian Grand Prix next month and bring home some points.

“How annoying! Unfortunately, Perez just drove into me, trying a very desperate move, and he ruined our race,” said Kvyat. “It’s even more frustrating because I was feeling good in the car, it was just getting better and better and until that moment I was fighting for points, running in P9.

“It’s been a challenging weekend, but it could’ve ended up with a positive outcome if the crash hadn’t happened – every time we were in free air we were very competitive!

“Let’s hope we have a better end to the race next time out in Canada.”