After another strong showing from Daniel Ricciardo in the Chinese Grand Prix, it was inevitable that Red Bull junior programme boss Helmut Marko would be asked about the Australian's progress.
As you'd expect, he was effusive about the 24-year-old's strong start. But he was keen to point out that Ricciardo's successor at Scuderia Toro Rosso had also done a good job.
"That's one surprise and it's very positive," he said of Ricciardo. "And the other is [Daniil] Kvyat."
He's absolutely right to highlight the strength of the Russian's start. Kvyat does not turn 20 until Saturday, yet he is not only the youngest world championship point-scorer in history, but has scored in three of his four starts as a teenager.
Some will argue that points are cheap in contemporary F1 as they are awarded to the top 10, but the reliability rate in the 21st century means that they are as difficult to earn as they have ever been.
Equally, the comparison to team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne, who has also made a good start to the season, is distorted by the fact that the Frenchman's car is 7-8kg overweight thanks to his build. But even so, it has been a great start for Kvyat.
Kvyat and Magnussen have made impressive starts to their F1 careers © XPB
McLaren's Kevin Magnussen has drawn the most attention of the three newcomers thanks to his excellent second place in Australia, and Marcus Ericsson has been respectable enough in difficult circumstances for Caterham, but Kvyat has been the rookie of the year based on the four races staged so far.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.