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Villeneuve: 'Kvyat deserves to stay home'

Dany Kvyat
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Always the critic, Jacques Villeneuve believes that Toro Rosso should pull Dany Kvyat from his race seat, even if it's just for a few races.

Kvyat's race weekend at Silverstone did not go unnoticed, albeit for all the wrong reasons. The Russian collided with team mate Carlos Sainz on the first lap of the British GP.

Images clearly showed Kvyat's responsibility in the clash for which he received a drive-thru penalty. The Toro Rosso driver then lashed out at the stewards before dividing the fault between himself and Sainz. 

"I'm not sure what Kvyat is trying to do," 1997 F1 world champion Villeneuve told Motorsport.com.

"Do you know what the worst aspect of it is? He then comes on the radio trying to put the blame on his teammate, thinking no one has seen it.

"That shows a bad attitude. He deserves to stay home. It has become embarrassing. He got sideways when he got back in the next corner and if Sainz had not been there, he would have gone off anyway.

"He should be left home for a bit so he can think about it because it's not the first weekend he's been a bit over the top. Maybe F1 is too fast for him, I don't know." 

Taking into account prior offenses this season for which he was charged, Kvyat feels he is being singled out by race stewards.

But Villeneuve believes the Russian is taking the wrong approach to solving his issues.

"If you keep pointing the finger, then you never learn," said the Canadian.

"You should always blame yourself, even when it's not - that's the only way you can make yourself better.

"When it's clearly 100 percent your fault, and by a huge margin, the attitude of trying to put the blame on someone else makes it pathetic.

"Normally drivers don't even get a second chance - he's had plenty and he doesn't seem to learn."

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