Daniil Kvyat: “My qualifying was unfortunately compromised”


Daniil Kvyat - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Daniil Kvyat was left disappointed and frustrated after qualifying for the British Grand Prix after feeling his last flying lap was heavily compromised by Kevin Magnussen that left him unable to improve on fifteenth on the grid.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver was on course to improve his time only to find the slower moving Renault Sport F1 driver in front of him for the final part of the lap at Silverstone, with the delay costing the Russian the opportunity to move up the grid.

Kvyat does not know where he might have been had he been unhindered on his lap, but with team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr making it through into Q3 and set to start seventh, the Russian feels he is well out of position down in fifteenth.

“How frustrating!” said Kvyat. “I was held up by Magnussen from Turn 13 onwards during my lap in Q2, so my qualifying was unfortunately compromised… It would’ve been interesting to see what my lap would’ve looked like without this happening, but we were just stuck behind him.

“To start from P15 is disappointing and not what we were expecting, but the pace of the car isn’t bad so hopefully we can do a good race tomorrow.”