Kvyat: This was a good but tough race
25 August 2014 – Daniil Kvyat enjoyed "a positive weekend" and took his fifth points finish of the season on Sunday in the Belgian Grand Prix.
Kvyat lined up in eleventh on the grid and despite coming under pressure late on from Nico Hülkenberg held on to take tenth and the final point, although he later found himself promoted to eighth when Kevin Magnussen was penalised.
"This was a good but tough race, especially the end where I was defending my position against Hülkenberg who was on new options," said the Toro Rosso driver.
"That was quite thrilling, as I had to look after my tyres and at the same time fight to keep tenth place."
"The car handling during the race was good and I was quite pleased that the weather stayed dry," he added.
"All in all, it was a positive weekend, where we were able to improve step by step and I'm happy to take away a few points from this race.
"I can't wait to get back into the car in two weeks' time now when we will be in Monza."
Meanwhile, team-mate Jean-Éric Vergne - who will be dropped next season and replaced by Max Verstappen - finished two places back in eleventh.
"The start wasn't great. There were some cars already passing me by on the straight and I couldn't do anything to defend myself," he lamented.
"It's a bit frustrating to sit in the traffic, with my tyres which didn't last very long and suffering of a lack of performance.
"We need now to have a look at all the data to see if there is anything we can do to be back in Monza in a better condition."