Mixed fortunes for Red Bull on qualifying at Silverstone

Daniil Kvyat: "We came here without any big expectations and the car is handling really well this weekend."

Daniil Kvyat (Position 7): “Our starting position is the maximum we could have achieved for today. I drove everything out of the car, I don’t think there was anything left to extract. We came here without any big expectations and the car is handling really well this weekend. I have a good feeling about this track and looking forward to the race tomorrow. The race conditions can be quite challenging but we are hoping to get some good points.”

Daniel Ricciardo (Position 10): “It was a mixed qualifying for me. My fastest time was deleted and it’s something we have to review as I don’t think I went off, we’ll check the video and see. The car felt really nice in the high-speed corners, it was a lot of fun to drive, but we have been struggling through the low-speed corners and I think that’s where we have been losing most of our time, along with the straights. If I start from P10, we’ll see what we can do with strategy to finish further up the grid.”

Christian Horner: “Mixed fortunes for us in qualifying today. Dany did an excellent job to secure seventh place on the grid, but for Daniel, life was a bit more complicated as, along with eleven other drivers, he lost his quickest lap time for going over the track limits. Overall, our pace so far at Silverstone has been reasonably encouraging - we are a bit closer than usual to the Ferraris - and the updates we have introduced here seem to be doing what was expected of them. As a British-based team, it’s been great to see the huge crowds here at our home track, with even more expected to show up tomorrow. It’s a fantastic advertisement for the popularity of our sport in this country.”

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Series Formula 1
Event British GP
Sub-event Saturday qualifying
Track Silverstone
Drivers Daniel Ricciardo , Daniil Kvyat
Teams Red Bull Racing
Article type Qualifying report