Kvyat’s valuable lesson: Never give up

The 2015 Hungarian GP will live long in the memory of Daniil Kvyat, not only because claimed his first podium in F1, but he also learned what it means to never give up.

Kvyat started down in seventh place despite a flat spot at the opening corner he found himself up in fifth place after the first lap with his Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo right behind him.

The team then told him to release Ricciardo and he bounced between fifth and ninth place after the pit stops.

However, Nico Hulkenberg's accident and the deployment of first the Safety Car threw him a lifeline and he was seventh when the lights went green again. Lady Luck continued to smile on him as Kimi Raikkonen from Ferrari retired due to an engine issue while Lewis Hamilton's incident involving Ricciardo saw him drop down the order with Valtteri Bottas another loser due to a puncture.

Suddenly he was P4 and his day got even better as Ricciardo made contact with Nico Rosberg while they were battling over second place, resulting in both being forced to pit.

He then cruised to second place behind Sebastian Vettel and kept P2 despite a 10-second penalty being added to his time for overtaking off the track.

"After Turn One I thought my race might be over because I had a massive flat-spot," the 20-year-old said.

He added: "My team told me to keep pushing and today I learned what it means to never give up."

He also paid tribute to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, who last week succumbed to the injuries he sustained during last year's Japanese GP.

"It's been a tough year…I think as a team we deserved this podium. It's first for Jules & for his family," the Russian said.

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