Kvyat confident after Brazil practice run

By on Friday, November 22, 2013
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Daniil Kvyat says he now has a lot of confidence in a Formula 1 car after his second practice outing with Toro Rosso.

Kvyat, 19, will race for Toro Rosso next season and took part in the first practice session in Brazil, a week after he drove the car in practice in Austin.

In wet conditions, Kvyat completed 17 laps, setting the eighth fastest time.

"It was a very positive experience today, running in the wet," he said.

"I got a reasonable lap which was good enough for P8. Towards the end, we had to limit my track time a bit, doing fewer laps than would have been ideal, because we had to save tyres for the next session of course."

"I ran the intermediate tyre and in a way, it was a shame it didn’t rain harder so that I could have also experienced driving on the extreme rain tyres. This is a really nice and technical track and it seemed quite grippy today, which is good as this was the first time I ever drove a Formula 1 car in the wet."

"Overall, with this morning, then last week in Austin and the running before that, I now have a lot of confidence in the car. I have got used to the power, I am getting used to the downforce and also the brakes."

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