Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull, Sochi Autodrom, 2015

Sainz’s crash was “scary” – Kvyat

2015 Russian Grand Prix

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Daniil Kvyat said the aftermath of Carlos Sainz Jnr’s crash at Sochi was frightening.

Kvyat previously drove for Sainz’s current team Toro Rosso and the pair were part of Red Bull’s junior driver programme together.

“With Carlos it was a bit scary at first,” said Kvyat after qualifying, “but then we saw him give the thumbs up.”

“He’s a strong guy and I’m glad he’s okay.”

Kvyat was unable to replicate last year’s top five qualifying performance at home after missing the cut for Q3. He said he “felt I did all I could”.

“Unfortunately, we only had one quick lap available on the last set of tyres so we had to go out a little bit later than we would have liked to. On the first timed lap I didn’t feel the tyres were ready and I could easily have improved on a second lap, because that was the pattern, but we just didn’t have time for a second push lap, so it’s a bit disappointing.”

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