Red Bull Racing says Daniil Kvyat is 'OK' after a mammoth accident in the closing stages of qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Russian driver was chasing a fast time on his one and only qualifying lap when he spun at speed and impacted the barriers at the turn ten kink coming into the hairpin.

Appearing to clip the 'painted grass' to the left as he turned into the right-hander, the Red Bull spun out of control and struck the barriers before rolling over. With the car coming to rest the right way up, the impact had ripped off two wheels, the front suspension and a portion of the car's rear wing.

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Despite the severity of the crash, Kvyat quickly radioed to say he is 'OK', but after being taken to the medical centre for precautionary checks, he confirmed his own 'rookie error'

"It's OK... it's more disappointment than pain," he confirmed to TV crews. "It was a rookie mistake, I put two wheels on the grass and there was no run off area so it was a quite logical end I think."

The accident scuppered any chance of drivers improving their qualifying order on their second runs, with each other driver forced to abort their lap before it was confirmed the session wouldn't restart.

Red Bull Racing now also faces a task to get Kvyat - who was classified ninth - and his heavily damaged car out for the race.