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Sainz is hoping Kvyat rescues his F1 career

  • Published on 25 Nov 2017 13:02
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Carlos Sainz admits that he hopes to see Daniil Kvyat back in Formula 1 in the future. Kvyat was dropped twice by Toro Rosso the season, first in Malaysia for Pierre Gasly and then following the US Grand Prix when it was confirmed Gasly and Brendon Hartley would fill out the season.

The Red Bull junior team has since confirmed that Gasly and Hartley will form its line-up in 2018. It is believed that Kvyat is a contender for a Williams drive for next year, but faces tough competition from favourite Robert Kubica. Sainz, a former teammate of Kvyat, says he hopes the Russian finds himself back in F1 soon.

"I saw Daniil once after Austin but I haven't heard from him since and I don't know what his plans are. I wish him all the best as he deserves to be in Formula 1," Sainz said. "He always pushed me so I hope he gets a new chance."

Following the first two practice sessions for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Sainz stated that it was a positive day. He is hoping to secure enough points for Renault that will take them above former team Toro Rosso in the constructor's standings on Sunday. 

"Today’s sessions were quite positive. Our FP1 programme was focussed on evaluating some aero parts on the car. In the afternoon I was able to get up to speed and start pushing a lot more. Looking at our long and short run pace we are more competitive than we were in the last few races, even if the short run was disrupted by yellow flags. We are looking good for tomorrow and to score the points we need on Sunday."

 

Fergal Walsh

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