Daniil Kvyat Phoned Sebastian Vettel After Sochi Crashes

Daniil Kvyat Phoned Sebastian Vettel After Sochi Crashes

Daniil Kvyat has said that he spoke with Sebastian Vettel on the phone after the Russian Grand Prix.

Two weeks after their pre-podium verbal argument in China, Russian Kvyat had an horror home race at Sochi after hitting Ferrari's Vettel from behind not once but twice on the first lap.

German Vettel launched a foul-mouthed tirade on the radio as his car came to a sudden halt in the barrier, before visiting Kvyat's Red Bull boss Christian Horner on the pitwall.

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene called Kvyat's driving "unacceptable", and Horner acknowledged that the mistakes also "screwed up" the race of the sister Red Bull driven by Daniel Ricciardo, who was also critical of the 22-year-old Russian.

"Everything can be clearly seen on the video," Kvyat is quoted as saying by Russian media afterwards.

He took the blame for the first impact and apologised, but said that he was caught out by Vettel's slowing Ferrari ahead of the second hit.

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