It was a tale of reverse fortunes for two drivers on the Singapore grid last weekend.
Daniil Kvyat has had a horror few months in the wake of his Red Bull demotion, struggling to regain form, confidence and passion at the junior team Toro Rosso.
But in Singapore, he had a breakthrough.
“I loved the race,” the young Russian beamed, according to Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.
“I feel the passion again and think I’m back to normal. These months have been a great test for my passion and I pushed until the last centimetre,” Kvyat added.
On the other side of the coin in Singapore was the ill-handling and crash-strewn weekend endured by Romain Grosjean.
“From the beginning, I could not do laptimes similar to those of my teammate,” he told the French magazine L’Equipe, referring to fellow Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez.
Grosjean said he hopes things improve for the next race in Malaysia, insisting to the French broadcaster Canal Plus: “It can’t get any worse.”