Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat believes he is well prepared for next week’s Singapore Grand Prix after receiving a baptism of fire at the race 12 months ago.
The Russian struggled in the extreme heat at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in 2014 after his drinks mechanism failed during the race whilst he was driving for the Toro Rosso team.
The 21-year-old could only finish 14th in the race, but he feels that he is better prepared for the Grand Prix this time around after a series of impressive performances as the season has developed.
Kvyat said: “Last year it was extremely tough because my water bottle didn’t work, so it was a very difficult race. But this year I think I’m much better prepared from a physical point of view, so it should be fine.”
The youngster has notched up four consecutive points finishes which culminated in his first ever podium placing when he secured second at the Hungarian Grand Prix in July.
Kvyat’s fine form has also seen him move up the standings in the Drivers’ Championship and he now finds himself in seventh position with 58 points from the opening 12 races of the season.
The former Toro Rosso driver admits that he is now looking forward to continuing his fine form on the street circuit in Marina Bay, but he expects another tough race.
He continued: “It’s the longest, one of the hottest and one of the most physically demanding races we face. Having said that I do like the track because although it’s a street circuit.”
The Russian will be hoping to secure his second podium finish at next week’s race and he is available at 6.00 to finish in the top three.