‘Russia will be proud of its F1 racer Kvyat’

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Sochi, April 28 (IANS) Russians will be proud of their Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat, who is a “highly skilled racer” and is concentrated currently on making a good comeback at home Grand Prix in Sochi over this weekend, Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost said.

“First of all, last season was not so easy for him because of the team change, but he is coming back now,” Tost said in an interview with Tass news agency on Thursday. “He is stabilised and our car fortunately works quite well. I expect both from Daniil and the team a very successful season. He has shown the speed. He has shown it in Melbourne as well as in China, and in Bahrain,” he said.

“The most important is that he is concentrated on the current job, he always concentrated on the next race to get the best out of his race. I am convinced that the Russians will be very proud of him… I can only repeat that Danill is one of the highest skilled drivers,” he added.

Kvyat celebrated his 23rd birthday on Wednesday upon his arrival for the race in Russia’s southern Sochi. Kvyat is currently standing in the 14th place after three races of the 2017 F1 World Championship.

“I must say that we have a really good car and we are out on developing the car. It means that we are coming up with some new upgrades for the next races. I also hope that Renault will make some progress and I am quite positive for the season,” Franz Tost said.

“I am convinced that if we provide him with a real competitive car he will achieve good results…, he will be qualifying and scoring many points,” Tost said.

–IANS

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