Kvyat admits he struggles to remember Circuit Paul Ricard

17-06-2019 17:00
by Bobby Vincent
Kvyat admits he struggles to remember Circuit Paul Ricard

Daniil Kvyat has admitted he struggles to remember the ins-and-outs of Circuit Paul Ricard as he prepares to race there for the first time in a Formula 1 car.

Kvyat raced at the French circuit in 2011 in Formula Renault Eurocup, driving for Koiranen and finishing second and third in respective races eight years ago. Kvyat believes the track is "more or less" the same as he can recall, but he admitted he struggles to visualise the circuit in his head.

"I've raced at Paul Ricard before, but it was a long time ago - 2011 in Formula Renault Eurocup," the Toro Rosso driver said. "I came second in one race and third in the other and I think the layout we used then was more or less the same as this weekend's, although one corner was different.

"I don't remember much about the circuit from all those years back and a Formula Renault is very different than an F1 car. Of course, I've tackled the track in the simulator, but I am keen to get out on track on Friday and learn it as quickly as possible."

Kvyat has impressed in recent weeks for Toro Rosso - finishing in P10 in Canada - after a great overtake on Carlos Sainz in the latter laps of the race. If the Russian driver can finish inside the top 10 again this weekend, then it will be his fourth successive race that he has recorded points for his new side.

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