Daniil Kvyat feels he deserves clarification from Red Bull about his Formula 1 future after being benched for two races at Toro Rosso due to poor performance before returning to the team for this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

Kvyat was replaced by Pierre Gasly for the races in Malaysia and Japan before being confirmed for the final four races of the season following Carlos Sainz Jr.'s early move up to Renault.

The Russian driver's future has been debated for some time given his on-track struggles and previous demotion from Red Bull's senior team back to Toro Rosso in 2016, but he is eager to discuss plans internally behind closed doors.

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When asked if it was difficult to think about his F1 future, Kvyat said: "Not too much. It hasn’t been too difficult, no big drama or anything now.

"We are back here, whatever is going to be. We are going to speak behind closed doors with Red Bull and decide what we are going to do.

"Of course, you need some clarification in your future steps, what they expect from me, stuff like that. That would be great.

"Otherwise there’s nothing else. I come here to focus on my race and do the best thing possible."

Kvyat conceded he was angry when he found out about being dropped and still wants answers from Red Bull regarding the situation so he can plan his future accordingly.

"Do you think I was meant to be happy?" Kvyat said when asked if he felt angry.

"I think the day after, I think it wasn’t actually a bad thing. Looking back at it, looking how the race was for the team, I wasn’t sorry to miss these two races because they were quite bad for the team’s performance, but you always want to race.

"Like I said, we will discuss these things behind closed doors, we will decide what the next move is the future. I think I deserve this, have clarifications. We will get them together."

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I really hope Hartley has a good debut and is retained for the remainder of 2017 alongside Gasly . I know Kvyat has had a bit of a raw deal from red bull but there doesn’t be the fire in him or the mindset to be a very good f1 driver 

his atitude will certainly not be liked by red bull or tost......