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Kvyat set for pit lane start in Austria after qualifying crash

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Daniil Kvyat is set to start Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix from the pit lane after crashing out of qualifying on Saturday at the Red Bull Ring.

Kvyat was one of three drivers to suffer a suspension failure on Saturday, crashing out at the end of Q1 to leave himself 18th on the grid for the race.

However, Kvyat will now be forced to start from the pit lane after Toro Rosso rebuilt his chassis overnight before submitting the car to be re-scrutineered, having broken parc ferme conditions.

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

“In accordance with Article 25.5 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations, the Stewards agreed that this can take place on July 3rd, before the race.”

Here is the revised starting grid for the Austrian Grand Prix with all penalties applied.

1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2. Nico Hulkenberg Force India
3. Jenson Button McLaren
4. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
5. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes
7. Valtteri Bottas Williams
8. Max Verstappen Red Bull
9. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
10. Felipe Massa Williams
11. Esteban Gutierrez Haas
12. Pascal Wehrlein Manor
13. Romain Grosjean Haas
14. Fernando Alonso McLaren
15. Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso
16. Sergio Perez Force India
17. Kevin Magnussen Renault
18. Marcus Ericsson Sauber
19. Jolyon Palmer Renault
20. Rio Haryanto Manor
21. Felipe Nasr Sauber
PL. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

INDYCAR AT IMS THIS WEEKEND: Harvest GP schedule, entry lists

IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.