Daniil Kvyat is celebrating after scoring the best result of his F1 career with a confident run to fourth place in the Monaco Grand Prix.

Having qualified fifth just behind his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, a better start would see the Russian snatch the position through the first turns, before proceeding to make the place his own for the majority of the race.

Though he would cede the spot in the final laps when Red Bull ordered him to let Ricciardo on the super-soft tyres through, the Australian's failure to get past Lewis Hamilton ahead meant he would be forced to give back the position to his team-mate.

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A vast improvement on his previous best result of just ninth place, Kvyat was thrilled to find his form in Monaco.

"I am happy with today's race," he said "it was my best finish in Formula One and it was a great result for the team to finish fourth and fifth. I had a good start and was able to control my race from then on.

"We took a gamble with strategy allowing Daniel past after the last safety car to try and fight for a podium position, as he was on the faster Supersoft tyres, but as he was unable to pass anyone, as agreed, he gave the place back on the last lap. We hope we can carry this momentum onto the next races."