It was a tough day from start to finish for Daniil Kvyat at the Monaco Grand Prix, after suffering from electrical problems at the start of the race which saw the Russian stuck in constant speed mode, and immediately put the former Red Bull Racing man a lap down before he had even completed a full circuit of the track.
Later, whilst trying to make up lost ground, Kvyat came upon the Renault Sport F1 of Kevin Magnussen, who proved to be a much trickier obstacle to pass than the slower cars he had overtaken earlier. After feeling he had been blocked twice by the Dane coming through the swimming pool complex, the Russian decided to make a decisive move himself, but only succeeded in pushing both cars into the barriers and inevitably taking both of them out of the race.
Kvyat was given a three-place grid penalty for his part in the incident, which he will have to serve at the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix. Despite the reprimand, Kvyat is looking forward to arriving in Montreal, where he hopes he and the Scuderia Toro Rosso squad will have a much better weekend.
“The frustration from last week’s race in Monaco is now forgotten and has made me even more determined to show what I’m capable of doing.
“Since I got back home all my focus has been on this weeks’ Canadian Grand Prix. I’d describe the Montreal track as one where you are always bouncing on the different kerbs – they are very high and there are quite a few of them!
“I look forward to having a good weekend, making the most out of the package we have.
“Myself and the team remain positive about it and we will surely work hard together to achieve the best possible result!”