Daniil Kvyat: “Hopefully we can move up the grid”

Daniil Kvyat will start twelfth at Silverstone - Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Daniil Kvyat will start the British Grand Prix from twelfth on the grid, and admitted that he was playing it a little conservatively due to the tricky conditions.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver felt there were a couple of tenths to find during the second segment of qualifying at Silverstone, but after struggling with his car in final practice, he was happier with the balance of his car heading into qualifying, and he was happy with his grid slot.

Kvyat is hoping to be able to maximise his performance on Sunday as he aims for only his third top ten finish of the season.

“I didn’t feel completely confident with the car in this morning’s FP3, but I gained it back in qualifying as the car felt better,” said Kvyat.

“With today’s tricky conditions, I’d say a P12 was the best we could do – there was maybe one or two tenths on the table but, in these conditions, you’re just a bit more careful as the track is drying and you’re not sure exactly where to put your wheels.

“For tomorrow, if the conditions are the same as today’s, it will all be about being in the right place at the right time and hopefully we can move up the grid and into the points.”