Daniil Kvyat: “We now need to see where we can improve”

HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 31: Daniil Kvyat Thompson/Getty Images)

After not making it out of Q1 in Saturday’s qualifying at the German Grand Prix, Daniil Kvyat continued his poor streak of results, ending the race in fifteenth place, behind his team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr, with the result meaning that neither of the two Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers scored any points in the last race before the summer break.

Although not the result he or the Toro Rosso team had hoped for, Kvyat did feel positive about the overall pace of the car considering the lack of grip and power in straight lines.

“Our race pace was a bit more consistent today and we had some good laps, even though we were missing a bit of grip and power in the straight lines,” commented the Russian.

Despite having a less than ideal weekend, Kvyat still remained optimistic about the second half of the season, remarking that the Toro Rosso team needs to try and enhance its stronger points to come back fighting in the second half of the season.

“It was therefore difficult to battle the other guys ahead of us and it was a tough race, where we ended quite far away from the points,” mentioned Kvyat. “We now need to see where we can improve, try and maximize our strong points and come back stronger for the second part of the season…today’s pace is not enough.

“I will now use the summer break to recharge my batteries and come back as fresh as possible for the next races.”