(Motorsport-Total.com) – The fourth place of Daniil Kwjat wrestles the big surprise at the Formula 1 race in Imola last weekend. The Russian benefited from fresh tires after the safety car fragment and was able to move from seventh to fourth. For his team boss Franz Tost that had nothing to do with luck, but with the right tactics.

Alexander Albon, Daniil Kwjat, Sergio Perez

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Daniil Kwjat used his new tires perfectly after the safety car Zoom Safe

“We weren’t lucky, we made the right decision,” emphasizes the AlphaTauri boss. “Everyone else could have done the same thing. Some did it, some didn’t. We did it and got the reward for it.”

On the way there, Kwjat Sergio Perez, Alexander Albon and Charles Leclerc overtake. Especially the last maneuver against the Ferrari outside in Piratella wrestle is worth seeing. “A fantastic maneuver”, praised Tost, who believes that with a few more laps, the Kwjat could have got third place from Daniel Ricciardo.

In general, his conclusion on Kwjat’s weekend is positive from: “Daniil wrestles very well, even in qualifying. He likes the track, wrestles happily with the car and has shown great efficiency”, praises the Austrian.

His job But the performance will no longer be able to save. Today, Wednesday, the designated successor Yuki Tsunoda will contest his first Formula 1 test in Imola . But that does not affect Kwjat : “I don’t think too much,” he says and laughs afterwards: “Actually, I don’t think at all.”

For AlphaTauri, the most important thing now is the battle with Ferrari for sixth place in the Constructors World Championship . 14 Points are only missing on Ferrari, but Tost plays down the importance of the duel: “We are not focused on Ferrari”, he waves it away. “We’ll do our best job, and then we’ll see change into comes out in the end.”

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