Kvyat’s session hits the brakes... but doesn’t stop him

Red Bull's brake problems continued in China in FP2.
Red Bull's brake problems continued in China in FP2.
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Red Bull’s braking problems reared its head again in the second free practise session of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Daniil Kvyat, having stopped for a routine nose alteration with around 15 minutes of the session to go, left the pits again but his left rear brake appeared to be on fire.

Despite being told to bring the car back slowly, he lost all ability to break at the end of the longest straight on the F1 calendar, and was sent into the wall.

The team blamed the brakes for their poor performance last time out in Malaysia, and for the third round of the 201 championship, reverted to their 2014 specification brakes in a bid to alleviate the problems.

Kvyat was making decent headway until that point, having set the sixth fastest time of the session with a time of 1:38.737.

Daniel Ricciardo meanwhile didn’t suffer a similar face as his team-mate, and set the fourth fastest time of the session in 1:38.311.