Monaco GP: Daniil Kvyat cleared of floor deflection infringement

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Monaco GP: Daniil Kvyat cleared of floor deflection infringement

In an earlier report, Daniil Kvyat’s Toro Rosso’s car has been investigated by the Monaco racing stewards after failing the post-qualifying F1 technical checks, and if the Monaco stewards find out that Daniil Kvyat’s car did not comply with the front floor deflection tests, there will be penalties which could range from fines to possible points reductions.

But things are looking good for Daniil Kvyat, the former Red racing team has now been cleared by the Monaco Grand Prix Stewards of any wrongdoing, and has decided no further action was needed following their investigation into Daniil Kvyat’s Toro Rosso car after it failed the post-qualifying technical checks.

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The Russian F1 driver has failed the post-qualifying scrutineering checks after it was discovered that his car did not comply with front floor deflection tests. However, Monaco GP stewards have already accepted Kvyat’s explanation that it has hit a kerb too hard, which has resulted to the damaged floor. As a result, Kvyat will return to the race track and will start the Monaco race from eight places.

“The team produced evidence that the car suffered an impact which reduced the downforce and resulted with a slower lap time than in Q2,” the Monaco GP stewards said in a statement, via the Motorsport.

“Therefore whilst technically the car failed to pass the deflection test, the stewards have decided not to impose any penalty.

“However the team is reminded that further tests will be conducted and that future failure of the test may not result in the same decision.

“The FIA technical team is requested to further study the telemetry produced by the team and provide a report to the Stewards if appropriate.”

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