Kvyat drops to the back for French GP

Jamie Woodhouse


A complete engine change for Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat means he will start the French Grand Prix from the back of the grid.

Honda have introduced their Spec 3 engine for this weekend, touting its increased power output.

Kvyat, along with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly have all taken on new components, but with a penalty already looming for Kvyat, he is also running a new MGU-K, Energy Store and Control Electronics.

With his race now set to start from the rear of the grid, he is considering gearing the STR14 up for race pace.

“Yes, perhaps… I would agree with that,” he replied to Motorsport Week.

“Either way I think I will start more or less last – I don’t really know the rules – so I don’t think qualifying will be a big focus for me.”

Alex Albon is the only Honda-powered driver not to take the updated engine.

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