First engine penalty of the year handed down to Daniil Kvyat and Toro Rosso

The first engine penalty of 2014 has come and the 'winner' is Daniil Kvyat.

Formula One rookie Daniil Kvyat qualified 11th for the Italian Grand Prix, but will be forced to start from the 21st position. The violation? Toro Rosso's grid penalty is for exceeding the permitted number of components on Kvyat's engine this season.

Via the FIA; "The internal combustion engine used by (Kvyat) is the sixth new internal combustion engine for the 2014 championship season and as this is not in conformity with article 28.4a of the 2014 Formula 1 Sporting Regulations." The maximum allowed during a single season is five, which the team has obviously exceeded.

Renault Sport F1 track support leader Ricardo Penteado  was quoted as saying, “On the engine side, we pushed everything to the limit and extracted what we could. Daniil was very close to Ricciardo and did very well to qualify in 11th, mitigating the impact of the penalty he will carry tomorrow."

A number of drivers are very close to the maximum, and there's still six Grand Prixs left after this weekend.

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Series Formula 1
Event Italian GP
Track Monza
Drivers Daniil Kvyat
Teams Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news