Russell given Austria grid penalty for Kvyat block
The FIA has confirmed that George Russell will receive a three-place grid penalty for the Austrian Grand Prix for impeding Daniil Kvyat during qualifying.
As Kvyat was storming round the track in a late attempt to make it out of Q1, he sped round Turn 9 only to be confronted by the Williams of Russell, who would later confirm that he did not know, and was not notified by his team, that there was a quick Toro Rosso incoming.
As a result, Kvyat was forced to act quickly and venture wide off the tarmac, with the time lost ultimately costing him his place in Q2.
Breaking: Williams Racing driver George Russell has been handed a 5 place grid penalty for impeding Kvyat. Next case that stewards will see is Hamilton and Raikkonen #F1#AustrianGPpic.twitter.com/1YKhb8nlph
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