Red Bull changes engine and rebuilds chassis after heavy Kvyat crash

Red Bull has been forced to completely rebuild Daniil Kvyat's car following his heavy crash in qualifying for the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

Red Bull changes engine and rebuilds chassis after heavy Kvyat crash

Red Bull has been forced to completely rebuild Daniil Kvyat's Formula 1 car, and change his engine, following the heavy crash he suffered in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Kvyat smashed into a tyre barrier at the kink before the Suzuka hairpin, which resulted in his F1 car rolling before finally coming to rest, but with the Russian emerging unscathed.

With Red Bull replacing the survival cell in parc ferme, after being granted approval by FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer, Kvyat will now have to start the race from the pitlane, as expected.

Red Bull has also decided to replace the power unit in its entirety, which will result in grid penalties, albeit meaningless given the pitlane start.

Kvyat's car has taken on an eighth engine, seventh turbocharger, fifth MGU-H and fifth MGU-K, leading to penalties, along with a fourth energy store and fourth control electronics, the latter two in conformity with the regulations.

Red Bull has also replaced the gearbox ahead of schedule, which will incur another irrelevant grid penalty.

JAPANESE GP STARTING ORDER:

Pos Driver Car
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
5 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes
10 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes
14 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari
17 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari
19 Alexander Rossi Marussia/Ferrari
20 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault

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