Kvyat satisfied with second successive points finish
30 March 2014 – Daniil Kvyat expressed his satisfaction after scoring points for the second successive race at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Kvyat started from 11th on the grid but made progress during the midfield scrap to finish in 10th place for Toro Rosso.
"It’s good to finish in the top 10 for a second time in a row now. This afternoon’s race was very difficult and intense with a lot of fighting," he said. "The first two stints were hard when I was fighting the Williams and McLaren in the early stages, but they were faster than me on the straight. I was quite happy with the final stint and having managed to defend my position.
"Overall it was a good weekend and I hope we continue to improve like this as the car definitely has potential. So I’m looking forward to going straight to Bahrain to race again in a week’s time. It will be interesting to be on a track where we have actually tested with this car."
Kvyat's Toro Rosso team-mate Jean-Éric Vergne's race was compromised from the outset due to a loss of power in his STR9.
"I think I had a great start today but very soon I felt some problems with the car," he said. "I lost power in the car and I just saw everybody overtaking me. Then I found myself in a sandwich between a Caterham and [Jules] Bianchi and maybe I was a bit too ambitious to think I could try and pass the two cars. It was just not possible and this resulted in the collision, which damaged my front wing.
"At this point I knew that my race was compromised, so I was hoping for some rain and maybe a safety car to change the cards on the table and re-join the pack. But then I continued to suffer with the car and my race was over. It's really a shame, as this was a race in which we could have been strong and achieve a good result."