Daniil Kvyat grateful for Toro Rosso announcement

  • Published on 03 Nov 2016 12:15
  • comments 0
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Daniil Kvyat has offered his thanks to Toro Rosso as they announced that he would be staying with the team at the US Grand Prix rather than wait until the end of the season.

Kvyat was demoted back to Toro Rosso ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix this year to make way for Max Verstappen, and his whole F1 career looked in jeopardy as he was consistently out-performed by team-mate Carlos Sainz.

“It was good news for me to know what I am going to do next year because it was getting to the point where it was important to know because otherwise it would start to be a really nervous time,” Kvyat said.

“I wasn't standing still and I was looking for the answers and I am grateful to Red Bull that I got the chances quite early on."

“Next year I still feel like I have a lot to give and have a lot to show. I am grateful it was Red Bull that gave me the opportunity and not anyone else.”

Kvyat admitted that he had begun talks with other teams to secure his future but is happy to remain in the Red Bull programme and establish consistency.


“It is distracting, it is not the nicest feeling,” he said. “On the other hand it was good to see there was interest somewhere else as well, which wasn't a bad thing, I think, but still Toro Rosso is the team where I always have my baseline and I know this team."

“I've changed teams the last five to six years constantly and not knowing consistency in my career it is nice to stay with the team that knows me well [in 2017] and I know them well and we both trust each other. Next year seems like it offers opportunities to everyone and we hope to be the ones making the most out of it.”

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BEGrand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

World Championship standings 2024

Pos
Driver
Team
Points
Pos
Team
Points
Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Related news

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Formula 1 Calendar - 2024

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
29 - Mar 2
Bahrain
7 - Mar 9
Saudi Arabia
22 - Mar 24
Australia
5 - Apr 7
Japan
19 - Apr 21
China
3 - May 5
United States of America
17 - May 19
Italy
24 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
Spain
28 - Jun 30
Austria
5 - Jul 7
United Kingdom
19 - Jul 21
Hungary
26 - Jul 28
Belgium
23 - Aug 25
Netherlands
30 - Sep 1
Italy
13 - Sep 15
Azerbaijan
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
18 - Oct 20
United States of America
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
Brazil
22 - Nov 24
United States of America
29 - Dec 1
Qatar
6 - Dec 8
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2024

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
29 - Mar 2
7 - Mar 9
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
22 - Mar 24
Australia Albert Park
5 - Apr 7
19 - Apr 21
3 - May 5
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
17 - May 19
24 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
5 - Jul 7
United Kingdom Silverstone
19 - Jul 21
Hungary Hungaroring
26 - Jul 28
23 - Aug 25
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
30 - Sep 1
Italy Monza
13 - Sep 15
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
20 - Sep 22
18 - Oct 20
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
Brazil Interlagos
22 - Nov 24
United States of America Las Vegas Street Circuit
29 - Dec 1
6 - Dec 8
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule

Driver profile

  • Team Alpine F1
  • Points 194
  • Podiums 3
  • Grand Prix 93
  • Country RU
  • Date of b. Apr 28 1994 (29)
  • Place of b. Ufa, RU
  • Weight 58 kg
  • Length 1.75 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile
show sidebar