Daniil Kvyat will start the Austrian Grand Prix from pit lane after his Toro Rosso required a new chassis following his crash in yesterday’s qualifying session.

The Russian’s right rear suspension broke as he ran over the kerbs at the penultimate corner of the Red Bull Ring, sending him to crash heavily into the inside barrier and spun into the gravel trap where he hit the tyre barriers.

The damage to the Toro Rosso was so great that the team opted to prepare a new one for the race, which will allow Kvyat to set up his car for cooler conditions and even for a potentially wet race.

A statement from the FIA read: “The Stewards have received a request from Scuderia Toro Rosso to re-scrutineer car 26 which was involved in an accident in qualifying.

“In accordance with Article 25.5 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations, the Stewards agreed that this can take place….before the race.”

Any change to the chassis once qualifying has been completed requires the team to start the race from pit lane.

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