Kvyat slams Perez's Monaco GP attempted pass on him as 'desperate'

Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat has slammed Force India Formula 1 rival Sergio Perez for a "desperate, stupid" overtaking attempt that ended with the Russian retiring from the Monaco Grand Prix

Kvyat slams Perez's Monaco GP attempted pass on him as 'desperate'

Perez, who had spent much of the race outside of the points after an early stop to replace a broken front wing, was charging back into the top 10 in the closing stages and put on new tyres during the late safety car for the Jenson Button and Pascal Wehrlein collision.

The Mexican had edged alongside McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne on the restart for 10th, the Belgian going into the barriers as Perez took the position, and then wound up on the back of Kvyat's Toro Rosso.

On the 72nd lap, Perez attempted a late dive down the inside of Rascasse, colliding with Kvyat and putting him out of the race.

Perez had to pit with damage, ending a 15-race streak of top-10 finishes.

Kvyat said: "I obviously knew he [Perez] had fresher tyres, I saw what he did to Vandoorne and I thought 'OK, this guy really is desperate'.

"So I was just covering my line all the time and then he tried to go from really far away, I didn't even see it coming.

"He just tried to lean on me like it was PlayStation, and it doesn't work like that.

"So, very, very disappointed, it was a completely desperate move from him.

"I was just doing my job today, was doing a good race, very calm, bringing the points and then you always find the one guy who fucks your whole day, and it is Perez."

Perez "had to try everything"

Perez said he felt compelled to try and make up as many positions as possible with new tyres after his early-race misfortune.

"It was a bit of a nightmare, my race, starting with lap one," he told Sky Sports.

"I had a little touch with my front wing, which compromised my whole race.

"I saw a gap [when passing Kvyat]. I went for it, unfortunately there wasn't enough room and we slightly touched, which meant it ruined his race and my race as well.

"But to be totally honest, when I found myself in P10 on new tyres, I knew I wasn't going to go home happy if I didn't try. So I had to try everything."

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