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Productive Day for Kyvat but Tricky one for Sainz in Austria

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Daniil Kvyat was the quicker of the Toro Rosso drivers on Friday - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Daniil Kvyat feels there is scope for improvement from the Scuderia Toro Rosso team at the Red Bull Ring this weekend, although he was relatively pleased with his Friday running after placing eighth and thirteenth in the two sessions.

Kvyat ended his day a few minutes early with both of his rear brakes on fire, but despite this and a few other small issues, he was happy they did not cost them too much time, and as a result he was happy with his day’s running.

“We had a productive Friday,” said Kvyat. “Even if we had some small issues here and there throughout the day, they were not big enough to say that it affected our day too much.

“We now just need to keep working as we are and avoid any more issues – we have some room for improvement and we will try to fulfil this overnight in order to come back stronger tomorrow.”

Team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr was less confident in his day, with the Spaniard ending up thirteenth in first practice and fifteenth in the second, although he feels the gap to those in front was less than he was expecting it to be.

“It’s been a tricky Friday here in Austria – I’d say not only for us, but also for many other drivers out there,” said Sainz. “We need to learn from today.

“We know we are lacking a bit of pace – but not as much as the timing sheets show – so I’m confident that for tomorrow we can get a bit closer to the top ten. We will make a few changes overnight and keep improving!”

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