Hungaroring ‘too narrow’ for modern Formula 1 cars – Kvyat


Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniil Kvyat has turned a disappointing opening few races of the season into a strong run of form at late, with the young Russian driver having finished inside the points in five of the last six races, and will be looking for more points this weekend when the Formula 1 circus arrives at the Hungaroring for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Despite having a good record in junior formulae at the Hungaroring, Kvyat does not feel the circuit suits a modern day Formula 1 car, feeling the track is a little narrow with limited overtaking opportunities.

“I was on pole and won there in Formula Renault 2.0 in 2012 and was on the podium in GP3 in the feature race, so I’ve got pretty good memories of racing here,” said Kvyat.

“I really used to enjoy it in Formula Renault 2.0 but it’s probably a little bit too narrow for modern Formula One cars.”

Kvyat reckons the Saturday qualifying session is all-important in Hungary, feeling that everyone has to be on the top of their game to get the best lap time, but at the same admitting to finding the experience a lot of fun.

“In qualifying it really makes you push to the limit,” revealed Kvyat. “You’re right on the edge and you never get a rest during the lap. I think that’s the biggest characteristic of the circuit.

“It is pretty challenging. You need to hit every apex right, don’t make any mistakes in your line selection, it’s quite a difficult one to get right but I do find it to be a lot of fun.”