Kvyat to ignore Vettel comparisons

Daniil Kvyat has revealed he is not intimidated about replacing Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull in 2015.

The former Toro Rosso driver was a Formula One debutante last season and managed to finish 15th in the Drivers' Championship. Vettel moved to Ferrari ahead of the 2015 season after winning four World Championships at Red Bull.

The Russian youngster has revealed he will be concentrating on his own driving at Red Bull.

He said: "Vettel had the perfect shot with Red Bull and got four titles; he did a fantastic job," said Kvyat.

"What makes me so excited about going to the team is that the history is so big in the team already.

"People outside will look at one thing and draw comparisons, but I am only looking at what makes me go faster.

"I feel absolutely ready. It's a challenge, but it's an opportunity as well." 

Kvyat also addressed racing with Daniel Ricciardo, adding: "He proved to be a driver of an extremely high level this year. I will be at Red Bull not to watch him do well, but to do my best and be in front of him and everybody; that's how it's going to be."

"I wouldn't go there if I was scared. I know what he can do, but I will also do my best and my best isn't that bad."