Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Daniel Kvyat has been denied a points-scoring finish by a post-race penalty for a second event straight in the United States Grand Prix.
Kvyat had got past Racing Point driver Sergio Perez late on to finish the Austin race 10th on the road, but had been placed under investigation by the stewards for causing a collision with Perez.
He was assessed a five-second penalty shortly after the chequered flag, which dropped him down to 12th place.
Perez therefore inherited the final points-paying position, while Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen was also classified ahead of Kvyat in 11th.
The sanction comes a week after Kvyat was demoted from ninth to 11th due to a last-corner clash with Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg in Mexico.
That penalty decision had drawn criticism from the Russian, who felt that it was in violation of F1’s ‘let them race’ policy and blamed the stewards for “killing the sport”.
Toro Rosso’s other driver Pierre Gasly retired with damage at Austin after having a clash with Perez while trying to hang on to ninth place.