Australian GP: Talented youngsters shine in F1 2014 season opener

Young guns like Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat, Kevin Magnussen of McLaren and Red Bull sensation Daniel Ricciardo showed that there may be a new dawn in F1 and how veterans can no longer draw comfort from their past laurels.

updated: March 16, 2014 16:38 IST
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Melbourne: Daniil Kvyat (right) became the youngest driver to score a championship point, Kevin Magnussen finished third on debut and Sebastian Vettel was upstaged by his young teammate as Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix became a showcase for Formula One's new generation.

At 19 years, 10 months and 18 days, Toro Rosso driver Kvyat set the record as the youngest-ever driver in the points, eclipsing the mark set by Vettel at the U.S. Grand Prix in 2007, and the Russian could scarcely believe it. (Racecentre | Race in pics)

"I never expected to score a point in my first race, so it feels amazing," Kvyat said. "It's a real boost for us and now we have to keep on working hard, and if we keep on the way we are going then we can look forward to a really positive season."

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