Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat has lost his points finish at the United States Grand Prix after being penalised for colliding with Sergio Perez.

Kvyat finished 10th on the road but was handed a five-second time penalty for clashing with Racing Point’s Sergio Perez at Turn 15 in the closing stages of the Austin race.

It marks the second consecutive weekend in a row that Kvyat has been relegated out of the points for a post-race penalty.

The Russian was demoted to 11th at last weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix after he tangled with Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg on the last lap of the race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

The penalty means Perez has claimed the final point on offer in 10th place, with Kvyat subsequently dropping down to 12th and behind Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen in the final race classification.

An FIA statement read: “Car 11 was in front immediately prior to the apex of the corner, car 26 “dived” down the inside, had a small lock up and bounced off the kerb, which moved the car to the outside of the exit of the corner, colliding with car 11.”

Kvyat has also been handed one penalty point on his super licence, taking his current 12-month period total up to five.

The second Toro Rosso of Pierre Gasly was also caught up in a collision with Perez as the pair battled over ninth. The Frenchman ultimately fell down to 16th with damage as a result of the contact.

Perez's point for 10th place moves him within two points of ninth-placed Daniel Ricciardo in the drivers' championship. 

 

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