Monaco Grand Prix: Daniil Kvyat's car fails F1 scrutineering

Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso is under investigation by the Monaco Grand Prix stewards after his car has failed a post-qualifying scrutineering check

Monaco Grand Prix: Daniil Kvyat's car fails F1 scrutineering

Kvyat qualified ninth for Sunday's race, and was poised to start from eighth on the grid with Kimi Raikkonen dropping five places after his Ferrari required a new gearbox following final practice.

However, following customary checks on Kvyat's car it has been discovered it does not comply the regulations regarding front-floor detection.

A report from FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer read: "The vertical deflection under a vertical load of 4000 Newton exceeded 5mm.

"As this is not in compliance with Article 3.17.5 [of the FIA technical regulations] I am referring this matter to the stewards for their consideration."

A member of the Toro Rosso team has been summoned to offer an explanation, with the possibility Kvyat may have his qualifying time deleted if a suitable answer is not provided with regard to the failure.

One possible theory provided by Kvyat, prior to the investigation being announced, is that he drove hard over a kerb during qualifying, damaging the car.

"I was on for a very good lap, on for P5, but I hit the kerb pretty hard around Turn 14, the swimming pool, and I think something broke," said Kvyat.

"The last three corners I was a passenger, so I lost a lot of time there.

"I need to speak to the engineers to get the conclusion on what happened. That's only my theory.

"I had potential, but by the time I got to Q3 I lost concentration and pace. People kept improving and we took a step back."

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