Kvyat revels in best F1 finish of his career with second in Hungary

Sport360 staff 21:38 26/07/2015
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Kvyat is the first Russian to earn an F1 podium place.

Daniil Kvyat achieved his best F1 result to date and scored his first F1 podium with a second place finish in today’s action packed Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull youngster put in a strong drive all afternoon, only hampered by a non-consequential 10 second penalty which was added to his race time for exceeding track limits when overtaking Lewis Hamilton.

Although team mate Ricciardo was the stronger of the two Red Bulls, the Russian retained an advantage over the Australian as the latter fought handling problems after a contact with Rosberg.

“After the safety car restart, there was an open fight for the podium between all of us,” Kvyat said. “But to be honest I have to give credit to Daniel as I think he had a better chance for victory this weekend than I did. He did the right thing to go for it.”

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Still, Daniil’s result demonstrated his still burgeoning talent and his faculty to make the most of any opportunities which may swing his way.

“It’s hard to describe what I feel today. Today I learned never to give up whatever happens – others were fighting around me and I found myself in second. This weekend I have been able to take every opportunity, and that’s why I’m here now.”

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