Daniil Kvyat: “It’s important to have a good qualifying”


Daniil Kvyat is hoping for a strong race in Hungary ahead of the summer break - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Whereas Daniil Kvyat’s 2017 season has not been the most successful, with only two top ten finishes in the opening ten races, the Russian driver arrives at the Hungaroring with fond memories, having taken his maiden podium finish there back in 2015.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver has endured a tough run of results, with first lap incidents in the past two races earning him mid-race penalties and penalty points on his Superlicence, meaning that he is three points away from a potential one-race ban, but he will be looking to put that to the back of his mind in Hungary.

Kvyat says it will be important to have a good qualifying session this weekend, particularly as the track is narrow and difficult to pass on, and the Russian driver will be looking to head into the summer break on a high.

“In Hungary I scored the first ever podium of my F1 career – I have very cool memories from that race weekend and it’s always good to go back there,” said Kvyat.

“The track is a very interesting and challenging one. It’s very narrow; I describe it like a ‘Monaco without walls’. You have to get everything right and hopefully we will have a clean race there.

“It’s very difficult to overtake in Hungary, so it’s important to have a good qualifying.”