Monaco GP Toro Rosso

Kvyat escapes punishment for failing deflecting floor test

Toro Rosso’s Daniel Kvyat has escaped punishment for failing the deflecting floor test at the end of qualifying.

To stop various parts of the car flexing, the FIA brought in rules for the flexibility of wings and the floor of the car to be tested. It was found that Daniil Kvyat’s Toro Rosso failed the floor deflection test, which had a 5mm limit when applied with a load.

With the team providing evidence though that the floor was broken on a kerb in the final part of qualifying, they would receive no penalty and the ability to repair the car in Parc Ferme.

Kvyat clearly thought he could have done better than the 8th place he will start from, “I’m not happy with my qualifying today.

“I think I hit a curb hard in the third sector during my last run and I don’t know if this is maybe the reason why we lost a bit of time in Q3.

“The car certainly behaved differently compared to Q2, so we now have to analyse this, because we could’ve finished in a higher position than P9. It’s quite disappointing as we know we have a strong car with huge potential.

“Having said this, I’m confident for tomorrow, we have a good chance of scoring points and we will fight hard for them.”

Toro Rosso have been enjoying a good weekend so far, the limitations of having the year-old Ferrari engine not as noticeable around the tight streets of Monaco.

Image via Toro Rosso

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