Horner was blunt in his assessment of Kvyat, saying his mistake “screwed” the team’s race completely. The good Dr mentioned he said only one word to him post race, as yet nobody knows what was said but he assured RTL who was interviewing him at the time, that “the rest has yet to be said”.
He continued with his assessment of the Russian
“It’s a pity because he did not only ruin Vettel’s race and Ricciardo’s race, but also his own race. He had to do an extra stop. It was a day of disaster for Red Bull.”
It’s clear that Daniil was overdriving his race knowing that the whole nation was behind him along with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Rosberg noted how surprised he was when the president congratulated him post race, bizarrely speaking in Russian despite it being common knowledge that he’s fluent in German. Obviously it’s not a good idea to disappoint the Russian president considering his KGB background and his lust to make the Motherland great once again in the eyes of the world, but should Daniil be more worried about the good Dr?
Marko is well known for chopping out Red Bull athletes at a moment’s notice and he’s fully aware that Max Verstappen won’t want to stay at Toro Rosso for another year. With the Colgate Kid’s contract not due for renewal after 2017, it’s clear that Max will be given the Red Bull drive on a silver platter if he continues to perform lest the Austrian outfit will loose him to Mercedes or Ferrari.
Two races is clearly a long time in F1, last time out in China Kvyat scored a respectable 2nd place behind his team mate Ricciardo in the TJ13 driver poll, but is it already too late for him?