Daniil Kvyat says he is pleased he can turn his attentions to the Malaysian Grand Prix so soon after a disappointing Australian race prevented him from making the start.

Making his debut with Red Bull, Kvyat suffered a series of reliability issues in Melbourne that hampered his qualifying performance even before an overheating gearbox on the sighting lap forced him out before the start.

Despite such a challenging opening, Kvyat says he can take lessons learned into round two in Sepang as he hopes to mount a more convincing challenge.

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"I think the first weekend was challenging, but we learnt many things," he said. "Also for me adapting to a new team was crucial. Of course, the race wasn't as I would've liked but it happened this way and now I'm just looking forward to the challenges ahead.

"It's good Malaysia is so soon. After Australia, I wanted to leave the weekend behind me as soon as possible and start focusing on Malaysia. We have good potential which we will be looking to use and hope to extract."