Sainz: Silverstone crash with Kvyat ‘a killer’ for relationship at time

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Carlos Sainz Jr. feels the friction with Toro Rosso Formula 1 teammate Daniil Kvyat has been smoothed over following the crash during the British Grand Prix that was “a killer” for their relationship.

Kvyat crashed into Sainz on the first lap of the race at Silverstone, eliminating the Spaniard from the race, with both drivers pointing the finger at one another for causing the collision.

Kvyat said at the time that his relationship with Sainz had “never been fantastic”, but the pair have now apparently smoothed things over.

“In that very moment it sure was a killer. But time smooths things – the classic saying that time is a great healer,” Sainz told the official F1 website.

“After one or two weeks you are able to turn the page and stop thinking about it… at least it should work that way! We are both mature enough to be able to turn the page.

“We know each other very well and for many years – we had similar situations in lower categories. We move on to new shores.

“The team is doing its job by telling the two of us that they are not happy about it, and trying to make sure that it does not happen again. It is a situation that can happen once in a lifetime.

“It happened in Silverstone, and I hope that was my ‘one time’.”