Daniil Kvyat admits that he still has a lot to learn about racing on the streets of Monaco after only making a short debut there last season.

Incredibly, the Russian had never raced in the Principality before making his F1 debut a year ago but, having built himself up to qualify a stellar ninth on the grid, found his race cut short by an exhaust issue after only a handful of laps. Returning twelve months on, he is now in the Red Bull team and hoping to make more of an impact.

"I did pretty well in qualifying last year but I only did a handful of laps in the race because I had a problem with the car, so I would yes, I'm still discovering things about the track," he confirmed, "I'm not sure there's a special secret about it and there's no one area that holds the key, but it's just a really massive lap and the whole thing seems to go by in one breath.

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"It's a real 'confidence' circuit. You need to be in tune with it. You need to find yourself, find the flow, you need to find the right approach mentally and with the car and then you just have to make it happen.

"In the beginning, it's a big test. To go out and find that confidence is not easy and you always question yourself, asking 'when is it going to happen, when am I going to feel it enough to really go for it'. But, at some point in the weekend, it just happens, you find the rhythm and the lap time comes. When it works like that, when you get yourself in the right place and you find a good understanding with the track, it's great."