Kvyat impresses early on in his F1 adventure
26 November, 2013
Formula 1′s newest cool cucumber is Russian teen Daniil Kvyat, signed up by team owners Red Bull to replace Daniel Ricciardo at Toro Rosso next year
Kvyat got an early start with practice outings in Austin and Brazil and he made an immediate impression, lapping faster than Red Bull-bound Ricciardo and also his new teammate Jean-Eric Vergne in the tricky wet conditions at Interlagos, and eighth overall.
“He has big balls,” Helmut Marko observed delightedly.
Indeed, Kvyat sounds cool and relaxed about his looming Formula 1 adventure, despite many paddock insiders worrying that the pinnacle of motor racing has arrived too soon for the 19 yr old.
“The Formula 1 car is much faster than any other category,” he told Brazil’s Totalrace.
“You need to get used to it and keep your concentration at a high level.
“But once you understand what you’re doing, it is easier to put your technique into practice,” added Kvyat, who is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian as well as his mother tongue of Russian.
“It is not so very different from the other categories. It’s not like it’s another planet.” (GMM)
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