Suzuka ‘so particular and nice to drive’ – Kvyat


Daniil Kvyat - Credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Daniil Kvyat is looking forward to this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka International Racing Course as he bids to return to the points after a disappointing Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend where he finished fourteenth.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver has failed to score a point in either of his two previous attempts at the circuit, but despite this feels it is a nice but unique circuit to drive and will be looking to turn his fortune around this weekend.

“It’s actually tighter than what it looks like on TV, especially the Esses [Turns 3 to 6], it’s very narrow there and you only have one line to take, so you have to get everything perfect,” said Kvyat.

“There are many corners that you don’t find at any other track and that’s why it’s so particular and nice to drive. And I think that the 130R is great fun to drive in the wet. Then we also have the Spoon [Turns 13 and 14], which is very good to train your neck!”

Kvyat has let than fond memories of his qualifying crash from 2015 while at Red Bull Racing, when he barrel rolled in the closing moments of the session at turn ten that ultimately forced him to start from the pit lane on Sunday.

“I also had a good barrel roll at Turn 10 last year… I think I was struggling with jet lag and no sleep… I just put my rear wheel on the grass and then I hit the wall… It wasn’t a nice feeling!” said Kvyat.