Daniil Kvyat says he'll take any extra attention in his stride at his Red Bull team's home race in Spielberg after his impressive start to his debut campaign with the team.

Kvyat graduated from Toro Rosso up to Red Bull last winter after Sebastian Vettel departed to Ferrari and despite the car coming under heavy scrutiny the Russian driver has quietly gone about his work and finished in the points in all but one of the races he has started in 2015.

Heading to his team's home round at the Red Bull Ring, Kvyat is looking forward to returning to a track which holds happy memories for him and won't be put off by the occasion.

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"I really enjoy the track, it's a really good circuit. I already knew the track well as I had raced there before in junior series, so I was really looking forward to going back," Kvyat said.

The 21-year-old claimed two victories at the track when competing in Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS three years ago and also grabbed a hat-trick of rostrums while racing in the FIA European Formula 3 series in 2013.

"It's great fun to drive. Actually, I think one of the best circuits on the calendar. It's fast, it flows well, the lap is pretty busy. It's a good circuit and I have good memories of it.

"I was at Toro Rosso last year so we didn't have too much pressure from a media point of view, certainly not as much as the Red Bull Racing guys. It's a good atmosphere and the team's home race is obviously important.

"However, I don't think you can let it distract you. It's just racing in the end and I'll try to enjoy the weekend as much as possible."

The Red Bull Ring circuit made its return to the F1 calendar last season but Kvyat was forced to retire from the race, something he'll be keen to improve upon having graduated into the Red Bull squad.