Red Bull Racing’s Russian driver Daniil Kvyat will head into his second season with the team without really knowing where the team are in relation to their rivals.
The team finished fourth in the championship in 2015 behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Williams but Kvyat does not know where they are in comparison to those or anyone else.
The twenty-one-year-old completed 358 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya during his four days of pre-season testing in the Red Bull RB12 with the Tag Heuer-badged Renault engines, but concentrated on his and the teams’ performance rather than his rivals pace, and will head to the Australian Grand Prix still unsure on where Red Bull are in the pecking order.
“I have no idea to be honest,” said Kvyat on Crash.net. “I don’t know what to expect. Don’t ask me this. To me it is just about going there and trying our maximum. I am not even thinking about it. I have no expectations.
“I have just been trying to become a better driver these few days of testing and trying to make a better car for myself and the team. And then nothing else matters. We have done everything from our side and then we will see where we are.”