user icon

No further action taken on Kvyat/Raikkonen, Russell/Grosjean crashes

  • Published on 22 Sep 2019 18:12
  • comments 4
  • By: Fergal Walsh

The stewards have opted to take no further action for the collision that eliminated Kimi Raikkonen from the Singapore Grand Prix.

The Finn came into contact with Daniil Kvyat at the first corner as the Toro Rosso driver attempted an overtake by taking the inside line.

However, the two clashed which resulted in a broken suspension for Raikkonen, forcing the Finn to retire from his first race of the season. 

"Kvyat explained that he saw that Raikkonen was slowing and harvesting into Turn 1," read a stewards statement.

"He moved to the inside and attempted to make the pass. He was on soft tyres. The stewards accepted his explanation that he felt he could make the corner. Raikkonen explained that he had seen Kvyat earlier, but had not expected him to be so far into the corner when he turned in.

"Both drivers explained to the stewards that in their opinion this was a racing incident. The stewards determined to take no further action."

No further action was also the decision for the collision between George Russell and Romain Grosjean, with the latter being put out of the race as a result. 

"As the drivers exited Turn 7 Grosjean got a run on Russell on the outside of Turn 8. Grosjean was fully alongside Russell at the entry to Turn 8 with the cars wheel to wheel," read the statement.

"Through the apex of Turn 8, Grosjean remained alongside, but as Russell had the inside line he was able to start pulling ahead.

"As the cars exited Turn 8, the Stewards determined that both cars held their line, but that those lines converged and with both drivers racing hard, the collision resulted. The Stewards determined that both drivers contributed to the incident, and that both drivers could have mitigated the incident.

"As the Stewards decided that neither driver was wholly or predominantly at fault, they determined to take No Further Action."

Replies (4)

Login to reply
  • Okay with Kvyat vs Kimi, but Rus vs Gro? I honestly think Grosjean deserved a penalty for that move. Reckless, as usual.

    • + 0
    • Sep 22 2019 - 18:41
    • Same. A bit surprised that Grosjean didn't even get once of those infamous black and white flags

      • + 0
      • Sep 22 2019 - 21:35
    • f1ski

      Posts: 726

      Russel said it perfectly when said it was what he should have expected. If I were haas I would rescind my offer if Hulkenberg would take less with incentives

      • + 1
      • Sep 23 2019 - 00:14
  • I just watched the replay a few times in slow speed of both races and I think it was good no-calls on both. Russell was getting a bit cheeky on the radio blaming GRO but there was no reason to try to put GRO in the wall. GRO backed off and kept his car on the track and RUS didn't really need to cut over so much. JMO as the saying goes. Same with Kimi and KVY, racing incident.

    • + 0
    • Sep 25 2019 - 06:12

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Alpine F1
  • Points 194
  • Podiums 3
  • Grand Prix 165
  • Country RU
  • Date of b. Apr 28 1994 (27)
  • Place of b. Ufa, RU
  • Weight 58 kg
  • Length 1.75 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
8 - Oct 10
Japan
8 - Oct 10
Turkey
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
5 - Nov 7
Mexico
12 - Nov 14
Brazil
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
8 - Oct 10
8 - Oct 10
Turkey Istanbul Park
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
5 - Nov 7
12 - Nov 14
Brazil Interlagos
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar