Kvyat: A real confidence circuit

Daniil Kvyat is looking for a smooth start to his Monaco weekend as he looks to build up rhythm, confidence and lap time.

Determined to turn around his wretched start to this season – Kvyat has scored just six points in five grands prix – the Russian racer is hoping for a good result on the streets of Monte Carlo.

However, in order to achieve that, he concedes he needs to quickly find form at the circuit.

"It's a real 'confidence' circuit. You need to be in tune with it. You need to find yourself, find the flow, you need to find the right approach mentally and with the car and then you just have to make it happen," he said.

"In the beginning it's a big test. To go out and find that confidence is not easy and you always question yourself, asking 'when is it going to happen, when am I going to feel it enough to really go for it'.

"But at some point in the weekend it just happens, you find the rhythm and the lap time comes. When it works like that, when you get yourself in the right place and you find a good understanding with the track, it's great."

The Red Bull racer, though, reckons there is no one key secret to doing well at the tight, twisty circuit.

"I'm not sure there's a special secret about it and there's no one area that holds the key. It's just a really massive lap, the whole thing seems to go by in one breath. It's just as well it's a short lap!"