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Kvyat learns to 'never give up' after maiden podium

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Daniil Kvyat says he learned what it means to never give up after scoring his first F1 podium with second place at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

In the early stages of a chaotic race in Budapest, Kvyat had to move aside for team-mate Daniel Ricciardo. However, the Red Bull drivers had contrasting fortunes by the end of the race as Kvyat moved ahead of Nico Rosberg and Ricciardo when the pair made contact while battling for second position.

"After Turn 1 I thought my race was over to be honest because I had such a massive flat spot I could hardly stay on track," Kvyat said. "Then the team told me to keep pushing. Some people say 'never give up' but they don't know what they're saying. Until today I didn't know what it means really, but today I really learned what it means not to give up because it can always come your way."

Like Ricciardo and race-winner Sebastian Vettel, Kvyat dedicated his result to the late Jules Bianchi.

"It is fantastic to be on the podium for the first time. I can't describe what I feel today. I think first of all though this second place goes to Jules Bianchi and his family. We lost a great guy, a fantastic person and a great driver.

"It was a race where everything happened for me. After the start I thought my race was over because I had a massive flat-spot. We were discussing with the team if we should box straight away or not. But we decided to stay out and then we had a stint on the prime."

Kvyat was hit with a 10-second time penalty for exceeding track limits while passing Lewis Hamilton but it had no impact on his result.