The Tuscan Grand Prix was a three-part chaotic affair, but Daniil Kvyat would have liked “a few more crazy things” to happen to help him improve on his P7 finish.
Kvyat cycled his way through and around the mayhem to secure his fourth top-ten finish of the 2020 season, his best year-to-date, thanks to a solid drive.
But the AlphaTauri charger, who also finished in the points at Monza, was hoping that circumstances would luck him into an even better result.
“I think it was important for the team to score some good points,” Kvyat said.
“I’m quite pleased with the result, pleased with my driving, and pleased with the work of the team on such a hard day.
“It was a very complicated race for everyone, always starting and stopping, big risks, the strategy calls were all right.
“The car was doing an OK job so I’m quite happy with a good amount of points for the team.
“It was very important [to stay out of trouble]. Of course I was hoping for a few more crazy things to happen – a bit like the last race! – but there was nothing that really happened really big like the last race where we could capitalise and push our luck a bit more. But nevertheless, I’m grateful.”
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Kvayt says AlphaTauri delivered a flaw less performance at Mugello, one that has now put the Faenza-based squad within just 13 points of fellow Italian outfit Ferrari.
“As a team and as a driver we didn’t do any mistakes and it was very easy to do one. We took the maximum amount of points we could, so I’m quite happy and positive about it.
“You need to be as cool as you can. It’s hard. It’s easy to get emotional, but the key was to stay as cold all the time. It was very hard for everyone, very easy to make a mistake.
“Tricky conditions, three race starts, so it feels in a way like I did three races. It was honestly a very difficult race. Three starts and a lot of concentration all the time.
“Every time there is a very high risk it’s tricky, but I think we achieved a very good result. I’m very happy with seventh place, good points, we took points away from Ferrari which was our target. It’s cool.”
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