Daniil Kvyat: “I don’t have any expectations for tomorrow”

Daniil Kvyat does not have any raised expectations despite topping the second free practice session under the night skies at Singapore on Friday, admitting he expected a more competitive weekend due to the nature of the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

The Russian Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver recovered from running limited laps during the opening practice at dusk to set a time of 1m46.142s to beat Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen by 0.039s, but admitted he was surprised to set a quick time straight out of the box in FP2.

“We expected the car to perform better at this track because it has fewer straights,” said Kvyat. “This afternoon, it didn’t look bad at all and our pace looks promising.

“I didn’t do much running in the first session, so it was more of a challenge in FP2 and maybe slightly surprising that I did a quick lap immediately, but I felt comfortable straight away.

“It’s good to be P1 for the first time. However, all the teams will be working hard overnight and we will have to see what the situation is. So I don’t have any particular expectations for tomorrow.”