Vergne finds 'aggressiveness' again

By on Monday, July 7, 2014
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Jean-Eric Vergne says that his performance during the British Grand Prix was a boost to his self-confidence after finishing in 10th place.

Vergne dropped to the back of the pack following a first lap collision with Sergio Perez but he overtook rivals to claim the final point.

"A strong race for the whole team, to have two cars in the points is certainly a good result and we all needed a positive outcome," he said.

"I'm happy with my race. Starting from the back of the grid after the red flag and overtaking the cars in front of me was actually good fun. I think I have found again the aggressiveness I knew I had and it's certainly a boost for my self-confidence. I can't wait to be back in the car for the next race."

Team-mate Daniil Kvyat finished in ninth to collect his first points since April.

"This was a very intense race, especially towards the end when I was pushing to catch [Nico] Hulkenberg," he said.

"I was actually quicker than him and I was definitely getting very close, but unfortunately I was not able to pass him in the end. Overall, I am quite happy with this race weekend and I very much enjoyed driving this track with its high speed corners. And after having had a few difficult races, it is great to see that all the hard work has paid off and that we were able to get both cars into the points."


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