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Kvyat revises ‘different philosophy’ with Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat says he's had to change his driving style to suit the Toro Rosso but is confident with a test day he will be comfortable in the STR11
Daniil Kvyat says he's had to change his driving style to suit the Toro Rosso but is confident with a full test day under his belt he will be comfortable in his new surrondings.

After being switched with Max Verstappen into the Toro Rosso squad Kvyat feels it will take him time to adapt to the car after spending almost a year-and-a-half refining and working with Red Bull.

The Russian driver feels the Toro Rosso requires a 'different philosophy' to extract the maximum from the package and is relishing the opportunity of a full day testing at Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday.

“It is not easy to say but of course the Red Bull car I was familiar with and comfortable to drive.” Kvyat said before the Spanish Grand Prix. “Toro Rosso is a car with a huge potential but has a few sharp edges and not that easy to get on top of.

“With the test I will hopefully able to do many laps and I think I can push towards a good place. Of course I had to change my driving style quite a lot which is not easy to do for a driver because for a year and a half I was using one side and now I need a different philosophy for the different car.”

Kvyat says he isn't too concerned having to adapt mid-season and with circuits which will play to the Toro Rosso's strengths is optimistic he can produce strong results for his new team.

“I was already quite comfortable to be honest,” he said after his first session in the STR11. “If we try to extract this kind of feeling every session I think we have a good pace and I think the car has quite a good potential. The tracks that are best for us are yet to come so it is all looking quite good so I am quite excited.”



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