Red Bull Racing's Daniil Kvyat says it just “didn't come together” for him in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix and that was why he ended up seventh on the grid.
Kvyat had been ahead of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in two of the three practice sessions – including final practice – but in Q3 he was unable to match the sister car.
Indeed while Ricciardo split the Ferraris and took fourth, Kvyat finished up three spots lower and over half a second back.
“It was tough today,” he conceded, “it wasn't my best qualifying session as I didn't find a good rhythm. It's disappointing - we should be stronger at this track.
“We are starting the race tomorrow from an okay position though, hopefully we can move up the grid, it won't be easy but we'll try our best.”
Quizzed further on his performance, he added: “It probably didn't come together as well as I would probably expect. Qualifying was a little bit tricky. The car probably felt the worst it has over the weekend - that's qualifying, sometimes things happen, but obviously we have to analyse why it felt worse for qualifying than ever before during the weekend.
“But obviously comparing my feelings and comparing my grid position, then it all correlates quite well,” concluded the Russian.