Daniil Kvyat says Red Bull needs to improve its car in 'every area' after a lacklustre afternoon in the Spanish Grand Prix left him down in tenth place.

The Russian started in eighth place after out-qualifying team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, but a poor start would see him playing catch up for much of the race.

Ascending as high as ninth before a last lap clash with Carlos Sainz demoted him to tenth, Kvyat was pleased to pick up a point for his efforts, but frustrated with the performance of the car, saying it was a 'bad day'.

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"We didn't have enough pace," he said. "I had a poor opening lap, dropping a few places and from then on that compromised my race. Because here at this track, if you lose places at the start, it's almost game over, as it is so hard to get close enough to pass.

"I had a nice battle with Sainz towards the end, but we need to improve the car in every area at the moment. On the positive side, both our cars finished the race, which is good on the reliability front.

"This was a bad day for me, so now I just want to look ahead to Monaco in the hope we can be more competitive there."