Daniil Kvyat: “I enjoyed a few very nice battles”


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Despite finishing in eighteenth at the Mexican Grand Prix, Daniil Kvyat was quite happy with his race performance.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver started the Grand Prix at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in eighteenth, but was unable to progress much during the race and saw the chequered flag in seventeenth. The Russian lost this position due to a five-second time penalty, when he was adjudged to have passed Romain Grosjean on the outside of turn twelve and completed the move off track, with Kevin Magnussen getting the position instead by just 0.006 seconds.

At the moment, Kvyat disagrees with his penalty, believing there is no consistency with them, and prior to the Brazilian Grand Prix, he will review the race and maybe change his opinion.

“I’m quite happy with my race today, even if we finished P18,” said Kvyat. “I enjoyed a few very nice battles, did a couple of overtakes and had some fun.

“If I say the truth, I’d say that our pace today was just too slow to fight for higher positions, unfortunately. Regarding the five-second penalty I was given, I have to say that there’s just no consistency with these penalties…

“I disagree with mine, even though I will review the race and maybe then I change my opinion. We now have two more races left and we will try and do our best, you never know what can happen.”