Kvyat shows F1 teams must be patient

Kvyat shows F1 teams must be patient

Daniil Kvyat's first year at the senior Red Bull F1 team didn't begin easily, but he brushed off criticism and was rewarded with a maiden podium in Hungary. LAWRENCE BARETTO reckons there's more to come.

Ahead of this year's Monaco Grand Prix, Russian Daniil Kvyat was a man under pressure. Having been promoted to Red Bull after a single season at Toro Rosso, he struggled to make an impression in the opening five races.

While his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo had scored good points in each of those, Kvyat failed to start one, retired from another, and finished ninth twice and 10th once. That's not the kind of form expected of a Red Bull driver, even if the car was not performing to the standard the team was accustomed to.

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