Racer Toro Rosso Daniel Quat told about their expectations from the home stage in Russia, which will take place at Sochi Autodrom from 28 to 30 April.
“The first thing that comes to mind when I think about the race in Russia, this is Sebastian… Sebastian Vettel. I like to derail Sebastian, this is my hobby! Okay, you know I’m kidding! – Kvyat was quoted by the press service of the Toro Rosso. – Seriously, the first thing that comes to mind is the brake before the first turn.
For me it’s always a special weekend, because this is my home race. The qualification in previous years was good for me, but was never able perfectly to hold the race. I want to achieve this.
Video: a Lap of Sochi Autodrom with Daniel Cuatom
To compete in Sochi is very cool. I always feel a great support from Russian fans and I want to thank them for their successful participation.
Since the first Grand Prix in 2014, the interest in Formula 1 in Russia is definitely up. Presence of own race was a big step for the country, and every year fans in the stands becoming more and more. So you can see that the interest has really become much higher.
Russia is great for winter sports and the winter Olympics was a great event. I like to watch biathlon, skiing. There are many great winter sports! I’m not surprised that Sochi was chosen to host the winter Olympic games 2014. It is simply magnificent mountains!
In 2014 in Sochi I got my best qualifying result in the Toro Rosso, becoming the fifth. It was a very pleasant moment, with that day, I connected a lot of pleasant memories. The race was not the best, but next year the situation was completely the opposite – after a difficult qualifying, I had a decent race. This time I intend to be successful as on Saturday and Sunday!”
My partner Kvyat’s teammate Carlos Sainz with Sochi Autodrom are not the best memories, because at the Grand Prix of Russia in 2015 he was involved in a severe accident in the third training session and was then in the hospital.
“I was always asking about my accident here in 2015. But I must say that more than that weekend was impressed by the support of the fans and the whole paddock – remembered Carlos. – Remember that, while still in the hospital, I have published in social networks photo to indicate that I was all right, and got many good wishes.
I think the Sochi track owed me one, especially after the race in 2015 when I’m in last place broke on the sixth, but then came down. Last year I was just unlucky, as the chip from the wing stuck in the radiator. So this time I focused on the glasses!
I like to fly on the track, located at the venue of the Olympic games 2014. I love the winter Olympics, especially downhill skiing competition, and always try to follow the events, even if I have little time. I like skiing, and at least once a year I try to ride with friends.
I learned a few words of Russian thanks to my partner Daniel. But I think it is better not to speak the words that he taught me. The only word that I will share with you, you know – “matryoshka”.
The most special place on the road is the third turn is a very long turn in which a large strain on the muscles of the neck, but to fly there great.”
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