Daniil Kvyat taking positives from disappointing weekend into Japan

07-10-2019 19:03
by Bobby Vincent
F1 News
Daniil Kvyat taking positives from disappointing weekend into Japan

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat is trying to take "positive aspects" from an overall disappointing weekend for the team at his home-race in Russia last time around.

Kvyat finished in P12, with his team-mate Pierre Gasly finishing two places below but the pair did start from the back after Honda brought new parts to Sochi, and the Russian driver is determined to take the positives from the weekend and bring them to Japan.

"I enjoyed being in Russia because it's always special racing in front of your home fans, although it turned out to be a difficult weekend on track," Kvyat said. "I can be pleased with the way things went in the actual race, to finish 12th after starting from the back proved well and were competitive.

"So I am taking those positives aspects into the next round in Japan, a race that is always one of the highlights of the season. I think Suzuka is a remarkable track. It is a high-speed circuit with some truly legendary corners.

"I'd say it's a track for the brave and corners like the Esses near the beginning of the lap, Degner 1 and Degner 2, the 130R on the way in, are all still a huge challenge, especially in the wet.

"That's why the drivers love this track as it sets the benchmark for how fast you can go in the high-speed corners. It's very cool and a matter of pride for us drivers to get these corners right."

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