Kvyat: Damage 'massively compromised' race

By on Sunday, June 21, 2015
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Daniil Kvyat says his chances of collecting a good result at the Austrian Grand Prix were compromised when he collected damage on the first lap of the race.

Kvyat clipped the back of Sergio Perez at the start and pitted for repairs, though the contact left the Russian with damage to the underside of the car.

"It was a very tough race today," he said. "The front wing was damaged on the first lap and from then on my race was massively compromised.

"The bodywork damage affected the grip for the entire race which made the car difficult to drive. I think points were possible today if it hadn’t been for the damage, so that’s disappointing."

Team-mate Daniel Ricciardo recovered from 18th on the grid to collect the final point for 10th position.

"I was pleased with the car during the race," he said. "I was trying to push as much as I could towards the end to catch Perez but the boys behind me were fighting for the podium and I had to respect that.

"I was really happy with the option tyre, the balance of the car worked well. To finish tenth is a good result from where we started today."

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