Daniil Kvyat felt he had a competitive day at Silverstone, with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver finishing sixth, right on the tail of Valtteri Bottas’ Williams.
But it could have been better for the young Russian, after he waited a lap too long to pit, spinning on his in-lap, and falling away from Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel against whom he was battling, who ultimately ended up on the podium.
“We were really competitive today, the race was really fun, a little crazy with the rain, and I was enjoying myself,” said Kvyat.
“The team have done a great job and the car is handling really well. We will keep pushing to improve and move forward over the next few races.”
Team Principal Christian Horner believed Kvyat’s spin cost him the chance of a podium, but praised the job the Russian driver did all weekend.
“Dany drove a great race, and all weekend he has done a good job,” said Horner.
“He possibly could have been in contention for a podium if we had pitted him earlier when he was fighting with Sebastian, and he also spun on his in-lap, but nonetheless, he drove a very strong race.”