Since Friday Toro Rosso is showing a strong performance at Baku. The qualifying session was very successful for the Russian driver Daniil Kvyat, who will start Sunday race from P6. Despite the quali was chaotic and Daniil has brushed the wall once, he has managed to move to Q3.
"It was a good Qualifying, I had a great lap in Q3 - it gives you great satisfaction to put in a good lap, especially at a track like this as it’s a circuit for brave drivers. Conditions were not ideal for anyone because we missed out on track time yesterday, but I generally don’t need a lot of laps to find good pace. I brushed the wall on one of my laps, but you need to have big balls around this track to get the best time,” – the Russian said.
"Tomorrow’s a long race and we’ll try and put everything together - I think we have a chance for a strong result. The race can be very unpredictable, so I’ll keep a cool head and do the best job I can.”
Kvyat’s teammate Alexander Albon also was very good during the practices, however in the qualifying Alex has faced a problem with tyres temperatures due to what he has lost a chance for Q3.
"It was a bit of a frustrating end to Qualifying. We had the pace for Q3 the whole weekend, just not when it mattered. I was struggling with the tyre temperatures and trying to get them in the right range, especially after the big temperature drop near the end of the session. Maybe I didn’t get the warm up lap right, because I struggled for confidence when the track was cold and the car started to slide around a bit.”
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