Daniil Kvyat has some apologising to do.
The Red Bull driver dramatically impacted Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, hitting Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel twice.
The first collision saw between the pair, at Turn Two, saw Vettel run into the back of Daniel Ricciardo, puncturing the Aussie’s tyre as a result.
He needed a replacement and lost so much ground that he was unable to record a top-10 finish in the race, again won by German Nico Rosberg.
Rosberg has won all four races of the 2016 season.
The second crash between Kyvat and Vettel, at Turn Three, was even bigger, with the latter spinning into a wall – and having to retire as a result.
“I’m out. Crash,” Vettel fumed on team radio.
“Somebody hit me in the f***ing rear in Turn Two, then someone hit me in the f***ing rear again in Turn Three.
“Honestly. What the f*** are we doing here?”
It was the second time in two weeks that Kvyat had hit Vettel.
Vettel said after the race: “It wasn’t my fault and there was nothing I could do different. I don’t dislike him (Kvyat), I think he made a mistake two weeks ago and he did a mistake today.
“In the end, these things happen. But it is harsh.”
Kvyat’s Red Bull team-mate, Ricciardo, told television cameras: “I expect an apology, put it that way.
“He owes it to a few people today, so let’s see.”
Ricciardo added that his team had told him a lie when he quizzed them on radio about who was responsible for the crash.
“There was a lot of damage,” he said.
“I asked the team who was at fault and I think they said Seb just to keep me calm.”
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said his team’s race was ‘totally screwed’ in the early stages.
“Daniil misjudged his braking and he hit the rear of Seb, who in turn hit Daniel (Ricciardo) as well,” he said.
“It was obviously a mistake from Daniil Kvyat and I think he knows what happened.
“We could have scored some sound points today.”