Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov thinks the summer break came just at the right time for his Russian countryman Daniil Kvyat.
Kvyat, who after Petrov was the second ever Russian in F1, has struggled for form since losing his Red Bull seat this year.
There are now rumours he could also lose his place at the energy drink squad’s junior outfit Toro Rosso, but Petrov urged caution amid that speculation.
“There are always a lot of rumours but they’re not always true,” he told Russia’s Sportbox.
“What is most important is that the negative information does not psychologically influence Daniil.
“Now, everything is still in his hands. In principle, the break will allow him to relax from the pressure of F1 and recharge his batteries so he can show his best abilities.
“I think everything will be ok for him,” Petrov added.