Ky­vat’s mis­take in Rus­sia could cost him his wings

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Daniil Ky­vat will sit down for crunch talks with Red Bull bosses af­ter his dis­as­trous first lap at the Rus­sian Grand Prix.

The 22-year-old en­dured a night­mare home race on Sun­day, twice hit­ting the back of Se­bas­tian Vet­tel’s Fer­rari within the space of the first three cor­ners.

The sec­ond in­ci­dent led to Vet­tel crash­ing out of the race, much to the ob­vi­ous frus­tra­tion of the four-time world cham­pion. Vet­tel did not shy away from let­ting his feel­ings be known as he ex­changed words with Red Bull chief Chris­tian Horner. Asked what Vet­tel had told Horner, Red Bull ad­vi­sor Hel­mut Marko said: “That we need to have a se­ri­ous talk with Kvyat. He’s right.

“He did not only ruin Vet­tel’s race and [Daniel] Ric­cia­rdo’s race, but also his own race. He had to do an ex­tra stop. It was a dis­as­ter for Red Bull.”

Horner ad­mit­ted Kvyat’s ac­tions “screwed our race com­pletely” though he felt as though Ky­vat would “learn from it”.

How­ever, there is a feel­ing that Ky­vat’s place at the team could come un­der threat thanks to the im­pres­sive per­for­mances of 18-year-old Max Ver­stap­pen in the Toro Rosso.

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