Daniil Kvyat: “It was definitely a very productive day”


Daniil Kvyat was fourth fastest on day three of test two - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Daniil Kvyat completed what he felt was his best day of testing so far on Thursday as the Scuderia Toro Rosso driver ran 94 laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in the STR12.

The Russian set the fourth fastest time of the day in the process despite stopping on track early in the afternoon session, although it was not long before he was back circulating the circuit to rack up more laps.

Kvyat felt it was important to get a significant amount of running in on his final day in the car before the Australian Grand Prix gets underway in two weeks time, and he feels they are in a much better position than they were last week.

“I’m pleased with today,” said Kvyat. “It’s the first time I can say I’ve really had some fun out there this year!

“It was good to be able to complete so many laps; it was definitely a very productive day for both myself and my engineering crew. We continued to prepare ourselves for the season ahead and completed performance runs and race simulations, which was important to do after losing some valuable track time last week.

“We also managed to do some experimental tests and we now have a lot of valuable data to go through. I’d say we are now decently ready for Melbourne, so bring it on!”