Daniil Kvyat is pushing to prove he deserves to stay in formula one.
That is the view of presidential advisor Igor Ermilin, of the Russian automobile federation, who hailed Kvyat’s performance in Singapore after a slump.
“Singapore was a demonstration of the fact that Daniil has maintained his abilities and skills,” Ermilin told the Izvestia news agency.
“He showed that when the car does not have problems, he will not let you down. Races like this prove that formula one needs Kvyat.”
Another Russian observer, Russian driver and pundit Nikolay Martsenko, hopes the result in Singapore will give Kvyat a boost in confidence.
“It is very important that he gets ahead of his teammate in the races and the overall standings,” he told Sportbox.
“No matter how bad the car is, whether it is updated or not, it is just important to be ahead of his teammate,” he added.