Daniil Kvyat: “In motorsport you have good days and bad days”


BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 24: Daniil Kvyat of Russia drives the 3 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 060/5 turbo during the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 24, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) - Credit: Red Bull Content Pool

Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat considers Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix to be one of his least favourite races of the season so far, as things got progressively worse for the Russian throughout the race.

After qualifying down in twelfth place on the grid, six places adrift of team-mate Carlos Sainz Jnr, the Russian then experienced a problem at the start of the race that saw him lose a number of positions and drop down the field, making it nigh on impossible for the former Red Bull Racing driver to then recover the places.

“Unfortunately, I have to say this was one of the least enjoyable races I’ve experienced for quite a while… We had a very poor start – I had too much wheel spin and there was something wrong with the settings – and that sadly defined the rest of our race.

“We lost a few positions, went towards the back of the grid and from then on it was very hard to recover and move forward.

A five second penalty for speeding in the pit lane only added to the Faenza based squad’s woes, and Kvyat ended the race in sixteenth place overall. No doubt a result the Russian would ideally like to wipe from the memory banks, and luckily, with the next round in Germany coming up in just a few days’ time, the Toro Rosso driver can concentrate his thoughts on having a stronger outing in Hockenheim.

“In motorsport you have good days and bad days and this has been one of those negative ones. Luckily the next race is next week, so we can forget about this one quickly and hope for a better one in Germany.”