In an 'unusual' case of camaraderie between drivers, Daniil Kvyat says his collision with Nico Hulkenberg in the Malaysian Grand Prix was nothing more than a 'racing incident', even though it resulted in a penalty for the latter.

The Russian was attempting to pass the Force India driver through the turn one/two complex, but having nosed in front at the first right-hander, Hulkenberg would clip him into the ensuing left-hander, turning the Red Bull into a spin.

Despite the delay, Kvyat recovered ground to secure his first points as a Red Bull driver in ninth place, ahead of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo. When asked about the collision, however, Kvyat was under no illusions that it was nothing more than a racing incident despite it resulting in a penalty for the German.

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"It was a racing incident," he said. "From my point of view, if he wouldn't do this, we both would gain. He decided to go for it, so I don't have anything against him."

Getting 10secs added onto his final race time, though it didn't cost Hulkenberg a shot at points, the German says he didn't 'agree' with it.

"We go into the corner, I was originally battling with Ricciardo and he comes up the inside, then I am a bit wide into turn one. I don't think Daniil sees me coming back to the inside of turn two, I tried to avoid it but it was too late. I don't agree with the penalty'.