Daniil Kvyat has thanked Red Bull Racing after the team worked through the night to allow him to start Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix, even if the race itself did turn out to be "pretty boring".

Kvyat suffered a massive crash on Saturday in qualifying, heavily damaging his RB11, and that meant he was unable to line-up on the grid, instead starting at the end of the pit lane.

While he was then slowed by a number of issues during the 53-lap race, he did get it to the finish, coming home in 13th position.

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"It was pretty boring for me out there this afternoon, because a combination of circumstances meant I had to just sit back and was unable to attack. I had a completely new car, so that wasn't so easy," he said.

"But a big thank you to the team, they had a lot of work to do on Saturday night to get the car ready for the race."

Asked about the issues he encountered, the Russian added: "We had difficulties with the tyres, the brakes and the overtake button, which made life complicated. I did manage to overtake some people in the end, but it wasn't great.

"It's frustrating and annoying, but there was nothing I could do. Battling for P13 does not give you much satisfaction."

Meanwhile, team boss Christian Horner also paid tribute to the mechanics for re-building the Russian's car: "The boys in the garage did an incredible job on Dany's car overnight, with both sides of the garage working side-by-side to get the car ready for the race.

"Dany then had a busy afternoon; we elected to go onto a three-stop strategy and he endured some brake issues throughout the race which caused a few lock ups and made the car quite difficult to drive, which comprised his pace throughout the race."