Daniil Kvyat heads into his first Monaco Grand Prix since his return to the Scuderia Toro Rosso team, and admits that his first time driving at full time at the circuit in Formula 1 back in 2014 was an eye-opening experience for the young Russian.
Kvyat scored a point in Spain on his return to Toro Rosso following his post-Russian Grand Prix move from Red Bull Racing, but insists the challenge of Monaco is something quite unique, and it’s a circuit where concentration is key and precision is everything.
“When I think of Monaco I always remember the first time I drove there in a Formula 1 car and went at full speed… The first lap was a bit scary, as it’s so narrow!” revealed Kvyat.
“Racing in Monaco is therefore always a challenge as you are always very close to the walls, especially at Turn 4 and in the final sector, from Turn 13 to 19. I enjoy driving at Turns 3 and 4, they are nice and fast.
“Turn 6 is definitely the slowest corner on track and the braking when arriving at Turn 10 is always challenging. Turns 13 and 14 are the fastest and you need to be brave there!
“It’s a very specific and special track, with such a big history, it always takes your breath away when you drive there. You constantly need to keep your concentration levels to the absolute limit, and this year will be no exception!”