F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2019 French GP

Daniil Kvyat (P14): 7/10
Unfortunately Daniil Kvyat went into the weekend already significantly compromised, Honda's latest power unit updates meaning that he would have to start the French Grand Prix from the back of the grid regardless of what happened in practice and qualifying. Perhaps that explains why he was slower than his Toro Rosso team mate Alexander Albon in every session on Friday and Saturday, as he worked on race pace rather than qualifying speed. There were better indications of his true pace once he got to the race itself, where he made steady progress all the way to ninth place on a long first stint on hard tyres before finally making his first and only pit stop on lap 32. That dropped him out of the points, but he entertained himself with a fun late battle with Albon to show that he really did have the pace to be the top Toro after all, despite what the earlier sessions might have suggested.