Daniil Kvyat narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, finishing in fourth place thanks to a superb drive at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari.
While the Russian excelled in Imola, it was a disappointing day for his Scuderia AlphaTauri teammate Pierre Gasly, who had started the race in fourth place, but had to retire after just eight laps due to an issue with his car.
Max Verstappen was also unable to finish after a puncture brought a premature end to his race when he was in second, while Aston Martin Red Bull Racing teammate Alex Albon spun when in sixth place and eventually finished in 15th place.
“I had a good start and was enjoying fighting and staying with both Mercedes cars. I had a good start and got past Lewis, I pitted early to trigger the pit stops and Valtteri followed, but he had damage and started holding us up after the stop so we lost a lot of time to Lewis who was in clean air. Once I got past him, the pace was there and the car felt good.
I was actually having a lot of fun and then suddenly on the straight I lost the car because of some sort of tyre failure, so it’s a big shame because it would’ve been very nice to have second place and another podium. It is what it is and to score zero points is obviously not what you want but overall the race itself was very positive.”, – said M. Verstappen.