Kvyat eager for return to familiar ground
5 May 2014 – Daniil Kvyat says he is eager to return to a more familiar circuit at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.
The Toro Rosso rookie has scored points in three races so far in 2014 but the sport now returns to Europe and Kvyat is hesitant to predict how the STR9 will fare at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
"Like all the drivers, I have spent a lot of time at this circuit, racing and testing," he said. "I've had some good results there, I particularly remember a Eurocup race in 2011, when I started from 20th and finished third. There were also some painful memories, when I lost the Eurocup there one year later, but overall, I have learned many valuable lessons at the Catalunya circuit."
"I'm looking forward to being back in Europe and having some shorter flights. It will all feel more familiar to me. Here at this track, you need to find the right compromise between the high speed and slow sections, so finding the right balance in the set-up is the key to a quick lap.
"I have no idea how the track will suit the STR9, except that so far this year, we have been okay in the high speed corners. We won't know until Friday."