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F1 Chinese GP: Kvyat pockets Driver of the Day award in China

Daniil Kvyat has been awarded the F1 Driver of the Day award for his impressive charge to third place at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Daniil Kvyat has been awarded the F1 Driver of the Day award for his impressive charge to third place at the Chinese Grand Prix.

After a first-corner incident with the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, which saw the Russian make a robust pass on Vettel which the German blamed for making him collide with his team-mate, Kvyat found strong race pace on all Pirelli compounds and despite conceding second to Vettel late on comfortably grabbed Red Bull's first podium of the year.

His second career rostrum, after taking his maiden rostrum with second place in Hungary last year, was enough to give the 21-year-old his first F1 Driver of the Day award.

Kvyat's first Driver of the Day award ends Romain Grosjean's run of two straight honours from Australia and Bahrain. The F1 Driver of the Day award is a new introduction for 2016 to increase engagement between the sport and its fans.



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17.04.2016 - Race, 3rd position Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull Racing RB12
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Mintox

April 19, 2016 2:11 AM

You have got to be kidding? He pulls one banzai move and then was very pedestrian for the rest of the race. Meanwhile his teammate suffers a puncture which drops him back to 18th, and he then drives all the way back to 4th, putting in a final stint 10 secs quicker than Kvyat over 19 laps on the same tyres, and Kvyat gets driver of the day? I smell politics as usual..



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