Daniil Kvyat has admitted staying at Toro Rosso would be a “very good place” for him to continue his career in formula one.
Earlier in 2016, the Russian seemed psychologically destroyed by his demotion from Red Bull’s top team.
Kvyat, 22, doesn’t deny it.
“I love formula one, but I did not enjoy May, June, those months which was not the best period for me mentally, but sometimes it happens in your career and the future is much better,” he told the Spanish website LaF1.
Kvyat’s bosses including Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko are not writing him off yet, and now even Kvyat seems open to continuing his F1 adventure with the junior outfit Toro Rosso.
“It has been a pretty interrupted career,” he said.
“I’m no longer a rookie so I’m looking now for consistency, a place to settle down and show my full potential.”
Asked, however, if he is worried about his F1 future, Kvyat answered: “I’m not worried, I’m ready for whatever happens.
“There is no rush for me or anyone, we take our time to make an informed decision that is best for me and for them. Toro Rosso, of course, is a very good place to continue my career and we are considering this scenario.
“The decision is not far away, so for now we just have to wait,” he added.
Kvyat, though, said he is confident.
“At Toro Rosso I feel quite comfortable. I know the people here. What remains now is to find consistency in the car and the problems we have on the track, and as soon as we have that, the rest will come.
“More or less, I know what I need to do in the future,” he insisted.