Malaysian GP: No penalties for Fernando Alonso/Daniil Kvyat tangle

Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat have been cleared of any wrongdoing over their clash during qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix

Malaysian GP: No penalties for Fernando Alonso/Daniil Kvyat tangle

The Ferrari driver and the Toro Rosso rookie had made contact during Q2 when the Russian dived down the inside at Turn 4.

Alonso did not see Kvyat and they made contact, resulting in damage to Alonso's car.

"I didn't see him coming. Obviously it was a little bit of an aggressive move on the out-lap with that sort of visibility," said Alonso.

The Spaniard, however, qualified in fourth position after his car was fixed in record time.

The incident was investigated by the stewards after the end of qualifying, but they deemed no drive was at fault.

"The stewards do not believe either driver were wholly or predominately to blame for the incident," they said.

Kvyat will start the race from 11th place. He described the incident as a 'misunderstanding'.

"It's very simple. I thought he was letting me past. But in the end it's OK," he said.

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Author Pablo Elizalde
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