Kvyat: de­mo­tion hurt en­joy­ment

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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.”

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