Daniel Quyat did not finish in Baku because of Daniel Riccardo's error – The Australian attacked rider Toro Rosso, made a braking mistake, did not allow Quat to turn around, and then fell into Daniel, leading to a descent. Quatte said Riccardo had apologized for what had happened and left the incident in the past.
Question You were fast in the first circles, but then suddenly lost speed. What happened
Daniil Kvyat: The car has lost a substantial part of the traction. It happened unexpectedly and became a serious warning. Probably something went wrong, but I don't know what. We have to analyze what happened and draw conclusions. Now it's easy to say there's something wrong with the car, but it was quick yesterday. We have the assumption that this has happened, but it's too early to get into the details. Today we will discuss what could go wrong.
After moving to mid-sized tires, the situation changed for the better, although the pace was not yet enough to catch up with McLaren pilots. Yet I continued to fight for one or several points.
I knew Daniel would catch me sooner or later. He needed to show more patience and then there would be no problems. I couldn't turn because he went straight and took me with him. Then he also turned me away. In this race they both ended for us – a big hole came from the impact on the bottom of my car. I had to get off because the car became unmanageable. It's a shame.
We were competitive on Saturday, but now we have to understand why they have suddenly lost their speed. I'm sure the boys will come up with everything and we'll play better next time.
The question you were surprised to find Daniel hit you
Daniil KvyatHonestly, I couldn't believe it, but sometimes it happens. You're upset that you made a mistake, in a hurry trying to fix everything and get back on track as soon as possible. He tried to leave, but my car was unfortunately on the way.
Did you talk to Daniel after the incident?
Daniil KvyatYes, we met him. It was good to hear his apology. He admitted the mistake and we left the incident in the past. I have no personal problems with him. We were partners and well known.
He knows that after one kilometer he would have a good chance to overtake me. He almost overtaken me in the first corner, but I came back. There was too little space in the third turn.
Question Daniel was trying desperately to overtake
Daniil Kvyat: I don't know. All I know is that he tried but failed. Besides, I also closed the trajectory a bit, but we fought. Such things can happen on such a difficult track as here. We draw conclusions from what happened, "recharging batteries" in front of Barcelona – our time will come.
Q: Given the speed of the car, were glasses available today?
Daniil KvyatToday was one of those races you definitely want to quit. It's a pity I had to get out. Perhaps today we could fight for one point – the team deserved such a result because we were very fast yesterday. It didn't work – you have to turn the page and move on. We cannot regret what has not been done for a long time.
Q: Do you have any explanation for why Daniel hit you?
Daniil Kvyat: I think you should talk about him better, it will be fairer. I don't want to talk to him. I just shared my opinion.