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Kvyat ‘learned many valuable lessons’ at Barcelona F1 circuit

Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat says he has “learned many valuable lessons at the Catalunya circuit” as F1 returns to Europe
Daniil Kvyat says he has “learned many valuable lessons at the Catalunya circuit” as F1 returns to Europe.

The Spanish Grand Prix marks the start of the European season, with rookie Kvyat set to race on tracks he is more familiar with from his years in junior formulae. Recalling two occasions in particular, Kvyat says the Circuit de Catalunya has been a key location in his development during his rise up to F1.

“Like all the drivers, I have spent a lot of time at this circuit, racing and testing,” Kvyat said. “I've had some good results there, I particularly remember a Eurocup race in 2011, when I started from twentieth 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.”

While Kvyat is comfortable with the track, he says he is unsure how strong Toro Rosso will be having not tested there this year.

“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.”



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