Sainz shines for Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat falters

Published on 24 Jul 2016 20:32

Carlos Sainz continued to impress the paddock with another strong points paying position at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Sainz finished eight, collecting a solid four points for himself and Toro Rosso.

"A solid race from us today here in Budapest, I'm satisfied with the result. I'm pretty pleased with the race, even if Fernando (Alonso) got past us at the start," he said. "We were able to keep up with McLaren's pace, something that during the practice sessions on Friday and Saturday didn't look like we'd be able to do,It was just impossible to overtake him."

"If you would have told me I'd finish P8 after the bad start to the weekend that we had, I wouldn't have believed it," he continued. "I think we can be very happy and pleased with ourselves - the team did a great job to turn things around and I'd like to thank them for this! We can now go to Germany feeling confident."

Daniil Kvyat has struggled since his demotion from Red Bull and rumours are already hinting at a complete departure from the team at the end of the season. He finished 16th.

"Unfortunately, I have to say this was one of the least enjoyable races I've experienced for quite a while," he said. "We had a very poor start - I had too much wheel spin and there was something wrong with the settings - and that sadly defined the rest of our race. We lost a few positions, went towards the back of the grid and from then on it was very hard to recover and move forward.

"In motorsport you have good days and bad days and this has been one of those negative ones. Luckily the next race is next week, so we can forget about this one quickly and hope for a better one in Germany."

24 July 2016 - Grand Prix of Hungary - Race
  Driver Team Difference #
1. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1h42 70
2. DE Nico Rosberg Mercedes + 1.977 70
3. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing + 27.539 70
4. DE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari + 28.213 70
5. NL Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing + 48.659 70
6. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari + 49.044 70
7. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren 69
8. ES Carlos Sainz jr Toro Rosso 69
9. FI Valtteri Bottas Williams 69
10. DE Nico Hülkenberg Force India 69
11. MX Sergio Perez Force India 69
12. GB Jolyon Palmer Renault 69
13. MX Esteban Gutierrez Haas F1 69
14. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 69
15. DK Kevin Magnussen Renault 69
16. RU Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 69
17. BR Felipe Nasr Sauber 69
18. BR Felipe Massa Williams 68
19. DE Pascal Wehrlein Manor F1 68
20. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 68
21. ID Rio Haryanto Manor F1 68
Did not finish
22. GB Jenson Button McLaren 60
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