Kvyat: “I am very happy with the results; it was a fantastic turn around in what was such an eventful race. During the first stint, I thought my race was over because of the vibrations from the flat spot. But the car was really competitive during the last stint and we were able to finish very strongly."
Daniil Kvyat’s route to F1 and to the Infiniti Red Bull Team was in some way trickier than most. For a start, he hails from a part of the world – Bashkortostan in Russia – where motor racing isn’t exactly the top sporting pursuit and where most kids’ sporting interests lie with ice hockey.
KVYAT: “We were really competitive today. The race was really fun – a little crazy with the rain, and I was enjoying myself. The team have done a great job and the car is handling really well. We will keep pushing to improve and move forward over the next few races.”
Infiniti sold a record 103,500 new vehicles around the world in the first half of 2015, up 13 percent over the same period last year. On the back of a best-ever sales performance in 2014, Infiniti delivered another all-time high result and for the first time sold more than 100,000 vehicles in the first six months. The brand also set records in China, Asia & Oceania, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), as well as many key individual markets including Canada, Mexico, South Africa, and Australia.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo has made history by becoming the first of the current Formula One grid to drive the newly redesigned Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City.
With over 150,000 F1 fans along the streets of Mexico City's historic Zocalo Square, Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz took to the streets in a pair of RB7s to deliver some burn out action for the crowds.