Team boss Christian Horner said recently that if Red Bull stays on the grid beyond Sunday’s 2015 finale, Kvyat will keep his seat alongside Daniel Ricciardo.
Red Bull has now declared that it is staying in F1, but the 2016 engine deal is still unofficial amid Renault’s deliberations over its own future.
So while there is still doubt, particularly with Toro Rosso’s sensational rookie Max Verstappen also under contract to Red Bull, Russian Kvyat admitted to some nerves.
“I think everything is in order,” he said. “You just need to wait for official news.”
The 21-year-old, however, admitted his nerves were relieved somewhat when Horner said Red Bull is staying in F1, with Kvyat to keep his seat.
“Of course I was relieved when I heard it,” said Kvyat. “But as long as there is instability, it means that at one race you’re happy and at the next you’re not.
“I want to make sure this instability is gone,” he added.