Seventh engine, new penalty for Kvyat

Date published: November 1 2014

Daniil Kvyat will head into Sunday’s United States GP with another engine penalty as he is set to use his seventh power unit in Austin.

The Toro Rosso rookie was the first driver this season to fall foul of the rule limiting drivers to just five engines per season.

He incurred his first penalty back at the Italian GP and now faces another in Texas.

Toro Rosso broke the news on Saturday that the Russian needed a seventh power unit and had opted to take it this weekend.

The reason for this is that the rules state that if the full ten-place penalty is not used, the remaining places will carry over to the next race and Toro Rosso don’t want that to affect Kvyat in the season finale where double points are available.