Daniil Kvyat has criticised Kevin Magnussen for hampering his final Q2 lap in qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
The Russian, who only just squeezed into Q2 after a late improvement, came up behind the Renault driver on his final effort, saying Magnussen stayed ahead of him for four corners despite him lapping several seconds off the pace.
Though it wasn't the first indiscretion for Magnussen in qualifying after falling foul of the track limits, he escaped without punishment for blocking, much to Kvyat's frustration.
“I think I was coming up on a very good lap and the best of the session for sure, and I don't know, he was five seconds off his lap time and he just stayed in front of me. It started from Becketts and I lost downforce behind him, I thought he would let me by on the hangar straight but he didn't move over and I did the last four corners behind him.
“I lost a lot of my lap time it's a real shame. I personally respect other drivers in qualifying and I move over, and when I don't sometimes when I don't see them I am very sorry. He just blocked me.”
Indeed, Kvyat feels he could have joined Toro Rosso team-mate Carlos Sainz inside the top ten without the contretemps.
“I think it would have been very close or just inside. It would have been nice to see the real lap because it was nice, Q1 started off a bit scrappy then it started to get better and better, then when it really mattered the lap was starting to come really nicely and then we meet this Magnussen and got blocked. Yeah I was happier with Q2 I found my rhythm and it's getting much better, these are much positive signs.”