Daniil Kvyat: “We will have to keep fighting, there’s no other choice”


Daniil Kvyat - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Despite finishing down in nineteenth position on the grid for the Belgian Grand Prix, Daniil Kvyat was not displeased with his own efforts, with the obvious shortfalls of the 2015 Ferrari power unit being more obvious around the power hungry Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso was only two tenths of a second behind team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr in Q1, but that was enough to see him drop out of qualifying while the Spaniard progressed into Q2, but despite this Kvyat felt he got the maximum out of his car during the session.

“Even if we are not where we would like to be, I think it wasn’t a bad qualifying session for me and I’m happy with my laps and my progress from Friday to today,” said Kvyat.

“My lap was pretty much the maximum of what I could’ve done today. We must accept that the car is where it is right now and, of course, it’s difficult for us but we just have to work with what we’ve got and try to move forward.”

Kvyat expects Sunday’s Grand Prix to be another difficult day for both himself and the team, and is not making any predictions as he knows they are not showing any competitiveness this weekend.

“I think that for the rest of the season this is what it’s going to be like and we will have to keep fighting, there’s no other choice,” said Kvyat.

“Tomorrow we will do our race and see where we end up – I don’t want to do any predictions, all I know is that it will be tricky but we will do our best with a package that isn’t competitive at this track.”