Kvyat: demotion hurt enjoyment
Daniil Kvyat has conceded that being dropped from Red Bull Racing’s lineup this year has hurt his enjoyment of Formula 1.
Kvyat was demoted back to Toro Rosso following a string of clashes, with Max Verstappen taking his seat at the top table after the Russian Grand Prix.
The 20-year-old Russian admitted that he felt damaged by the demotion, saying: “They [Red Bull] made me a really strong driver but now I’m not so strong because of all these things that happened a few months ago, but it’s not an excuse.
“These things in the end should make me stronger again but, of course, the whole situation made me reflect on things and it’s not easy. It made me stop enjoying it for a while but now I need to get the enjoyment back again and love what I do again.”