Daniil Kvyat says 'energy issues' were to blame for him failing to make it out of Q1 for the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first time a Red Bull car has failed to progress beyond the first knockout phase since 2012.

Kvyat, who missed most of FP3 after spinning out, was on the back foot again in qualifying as he struggled to get up to speed in the Red Bull, the Russian being dumped out at the first time of asking to leave him 17th on the grid.

Penalties excused, it is the first time a Red Bull has failed to make it out of Q1 since Mark Webber qualified 19th for the 2012 European Grand Prix having suffered DRS problems.

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Indeed, Kvyat maintains he was blameless for the poor lap time, saying he was suffering with more problems on the RB11.

"We think there were energy issues for myself in qualifying, but we need to analyse them deeper and understand what provoked it. It doesn't sound too complicated but that is why I am a bit gutted because it happened in qualifying at the most inconvenient moment.

"There are some things that myself and team need to tidy up, because if these things keep striking in qualifying I cannot deliver a proper lap. We both understand that these things shouldn't happen.

"Qualifying was very negative today but the race is tomorrow and there is still plenty to pick up tomorrow even from that starting