Vergne hails 'career best' race

By on Sunday, June 8, 2014
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Jean-Eric Vergne believes that his own performance during the Canadian Grand Prix was one of the best of his Formula 1 career.

While Vergne did not match his result of sixth from last year's event, the French driver believes that his eighth place finish was a just rewards for the efforts of him and his Toro Rosso team.

"I'm extremely happy as I feel I gave my best today," he said.

"It was a good race, maybe the best of my Formula 1 career so far, not in terms of results but I think everything went perfect and we finally scored some points.

"I was able to gain a position on [Fernando] Alonso after a good start and I could keep [Kevin] Magnussen behind later on, managing well what was a difficult race.

"The team did a great job all weekend, where we worked really well to put together the best possible car. We are now waiting for more updates to come at the Austrian Grand Prix and I'm confident we will improve the speed and bring home even better results."

Team-mate Daniil Kvyat spun early on and later retired due to a transmission failure.

"At the start of the race I lost a position and then later on I made a mistake in Turn 1 when my tyres were still a bit cold and I lost quite a lot of time there," he said.

"At the point my race was already compromised, but I kept pushing anyway. I then had to stop on track when I suddenly lost drive."

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