Are you afraid of Dr Helmut Marko (the head of Red Bull’s Young Driver Programme)?
Well, that would be the wrong approach. In the beginning you feel some pressure from his side because he demands a lot. But once you get to know him and deliver what he is asking from you – which isn’t always easy, because he’s asking for wins and top results – and once you understand how he is, I found that I got on well with him and I had a lot of respect for him. Definitely I’m not afraid of him. We have a good working relationship and now we’ll be collaborating more closely. F1R: Can you remember when he last shouted at you? DK: When I was in Formula BMW. F1R: What did you do? DK: I was driving like shit! Like I said, he is fair with you. If you are doing a shit job, he will point it out to you.
Kvyat with the notoriously hard-toplease Dr Helmut Marko: “He is fair with you. If you are doing a shit job, he will point it out to you”