Daniil Kvyat "managed to extract everything from the car" at the British GP

16-07-2019 09:40
by Louis Shaw
F1 News
Daniil Kvyat managed to extract everything from the car at the British GP

Daniil Kvyat made up for a poor qualifying during the race at the British Grand Prix. The Toro Rosso driver qualified in 17th but managed to finish the race in 9th, picking up two championship points for himself and his team. The Honda engine once again proved reliable and will be a huge boost for both Toro Rosso and Red Bull looking the future. 

“I’m very happy with the race,” said Kvyat to TheCheckeredFlag“To be honest, I didn’t have too many expectations starting from the back of the grid. All weekend I didn’t really get into the rhythm and I was struggling a bit with the balance, but when it mattered most I managed to extract everything from the car.

“We found a few improvements yesterday [Saturday] with the setup direction and I think we managed to correct it and I just clicked with the car.”

Toro Rosso is a well-established part of the midfield battle, but Kvyat wouldn't have been expecting to be so high up at the start of the race. 

“I had a good battle with Kimi at the end for P8, which was fun, but I didn’t have enough laps in the end to make a move. It’s good to get two more points on the board and it was important to bounce back after the past couple of races.”

Toro Rosso had had a poor few Grand Prix's, taking grid penalties for engine changes, and will be so pleased with the British Grand Prix. 

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