Daniil Kvyat: “Back where we should be”

Daniil Kvyat - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Daniil Kvyat enjoyed a positive qualifying session on Saturday at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as he qualified an excellent seventh, just two-tenths of a second behind team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso team qualified sixth and seventh for the Singapore Grand Prix, one of their best performances of the year, with the Russian delivering a quick lap time despite only having one chance due to the limited amount of Ultrasoft tyres he had left at his disposal.

Kvyat is now looking for a positive outcome to the race on Sunday, and admitted he feels good to be in a position where he can fight for points.

“A strong day today,” insisted Kvyat. “That last lap felt pretty good and, even if I only had one set of new Ultrasofts left for Q3, we delivered a solid performance and we can be pleased with a P7.

“It’s always pleasing when the car is at its best on the last lap. It’s encouraging to see that we are back where we should be, showing that we are competitive here, and – fingers crossed – tomorrow we can have a good race!

“It will be a very long one, where anything can happen, but we just need to keep our head down, be patient and take any chance that comes our way. I feel fine, we are well positioned so now we just need to maximize what we achieved today!”