Toro Rosso rookie Daniil Kvyat says he hopes that the fresh regulations being introduced into F1 next season will make it easier for him to get up to speed with life on the grid.
The youngster will make the step up from GP3 as replacement for Daniel Ricciardo after he was promoted into a Red Bull race seat, with the 19-year-old have been the surprise choice to partner Jean-Eric Vergne for 2014.
Kvyat has already had a number of outings in Toro Rosso's 2013 car to help him get acclimatised to F1 machinery and while he admitted it wouldn't be easy next year, the teenage said that the new regulations could allow him to get up to speed quicker than if he had made the move twelve months earlier.
"There are a few things that are starting from the beginning again, but of course Formula 1 is still Formula 1 and it is still a very powerful and fast car," he told Sky Sports
. "So I would say it is a bit helpful from one side, but a Formula 1 car is still a Formula 1 car and it will never change.
"There are a lot of new regulations next year, but you have to learn as quickly as possible and I don't think it is going to be a big problem. We just need to find a solution better than the others and hopefully we will be there. It is all about that."
Having impressed with his pace in Friday practice at the final two rounds of the 2013 season, Kvyat will hope to hit the ground running when the new season starts in Australia and he said he planned to take each race as it comes when his debut campaign gets underway.
"I wouldn't say I am counting down the days - that would be the wrong approach, you cannot do that," he said. "You have to take every race as one race, you cannot just be thinking about one race. I see this as a long thing, it is a great challenge and I am really looking forward to it."