Daniil Kvyat will start from the pit lane for the Japanese Grand Prix as Red Bull Racing face a long night attempting to fix his heavily damaged RB11.

Kvyat suffered a massive shut in qualifying at Suzuka after losing control of the car as he turned into the right hand kink before the hairpin, the Russian driver impacting the barriers at speed and rolling over before coming to rest on his wheels.

Causing substantial damage to his car, Red Bull is now working hard to fix the car in time for the race, but in doing so Kvyat - who escaped unhurt - will be forced to get underway from the pit lane. Indeed, Kvyat has apologised to his team for the damage caused and vowed to stay with them to help with the rebuild.

"I am sorry for the guys, who have had to do quite a big job... I wouldn't say the car looked great, so I will be supporting the guys. I am not as good as they are at building a car but I will stay with them as long as I can tonight. I feel sorry for them but it is a missed opportunity as the lap wasn't looking too bad until then."

Reflecting on the crash itself, Kvyat says he has never rolled a car before, describing it as the biggest shunt of his career.

"It was by far the hardest. I never had a car crash until now... maybe in karting, I have never rolled a car. Unfortunately there is a first time for everything. It felt the hardest of my career, for sure."



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