Daniil Kvyat says there is no significance to landing the fastest time in a sodden second free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix since he expects dry conditions for the remainder of the weekend.

Persistent rain blighted both FP1 and FP2 around the Suzuka Circuit, but while Kvyat was quick in both sessions to be second best in the morning and fastest of all in the afternoon, he was unmoved by seeing his name at the top of the timesheets.

Indeed, though the Russian driver says he was pleased with the Red Bull's balance in the wet, he doesn't expect it to mean anything coming into qualifying.

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"Today means nothing, to be honest," he said. "It wouldn't be too bad if it was going to rain and there were no particular issues on the car, but I don't think it will be weather like this the whole weekend.

"It was quite slippery, especially when there was more drizzle coming, there was always more and more aquaplaning tendencies and it was trickier to keep the car on the track. It is quite a narrow track as well so there were a few corners and places where it was quite easy to make a mistake."