Daniil Kvyat: “It was very easy to make a mistake out there”


Daniil Kvyat was able to finish inside the top ten in both practice sessions on Friday in Azerbaijan - Credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Daniil Kvyat felt there was little more he could do under the circumstances around the Baku Street Circuit on Friday, with yellow flags and other interruptions affecting both free practice sessions.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver was able to put his STR12 into the top ten in both sessions, with the Russian tenth in FP1 and eighth in FP2, finishing both well clear of team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr.

Kvyat was happy to come through the session unscathed around a track that it was easy to make a mistake, as was seen with both Sergio Perez and Jolyon Palmer hitting the barriers and other drivers including Sebastian Vettel running off track.

“The run programme today was a bit compressed but, nevertheless, we were able to complete most of it, even though I wasn’t able to do as many laps as I would’ve liked to,” said Kvyat.

“At least the ones we did were good, even though not everything is clear as conditions were very tricky – it was very easy to make a mistake out there today and we will just try and put it all together tomorrow and see where we are.

“I don’t think we’re in a bad situation but we need to keep going forward… Tomorrow is a new day!”