Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner will meet with his Daniil Kvyat this week to discuss what happened during the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.
For the second race in succession Kvyat clashed on track with the man he replaced at Red Bull last season, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel which led to Vettel going out of the Russian Grand Prix at Turn 1 on the opening lap of the race at the Sochi circuit.
The latest incident with Vettel didn’t just affect Kvyat and Vettel’s race but probably more seriously it affected Red Bull’s race as a team as Daniel Ricciardo was also involved in the incident and was completely innocent in the episode. The latest on track issue with Kvyat has led to reports that the Russian will lose his drive at the end of the season.
It is believed that the notoriously tough Dr Helmut Marko, head of Red Bull’s young driver programme is growing increasingly frustrated with Kvyat’s mistakes with the same media reports suggesting that a deal has already been agreed that will see Max Verstappen promoted from Toro Rosso to Red Bull Racing for next season joining Ricciardo at the Milton Keynes based outfit.
While it is understood that Daniil Kvyat phoned Sebastian Vettel following the Russian Grand Prix to apologize it is not yet known whether or not the Russian has also apologized to team mate Daniel Ricciardo who said after the race that he expected an apology from the Russian.