Bahrain testing allowed me to try a bit of different things for that really – how to manage the tyres.In terms of race pace and temperatures and pressure and everything we could experience a lot of different things.We found small things as a team, but small things are going to help.
Only first point in Bahrain but I reckon we should have scored points in Melbourne and in China, we had a little bit of bad luck. Just waiting that Grand Prix to see how the car is going around and if we can get all we want and if we can get the tyres to work properly and so on.
If that’s the case then we know we should be pretty good everywhere and then it’s just going to be down to development.
How do you feel the popularity of the event has grown during that time?
DK: You know, to be honest I think that since year one there has been quite full grandstands, so it’s been quite good already.
I learned how to do curling, so now another sport on top.
Q: This is the fourth year of the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi?
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso in the Press Conference at Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Russian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, Thursday 27 April 2017.
© Sutton Motorsport Images Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 in the Press Conference at Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Russian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, Thursday 27 April 2017.
Valtteri BOTTAS: Yeah, I think definitely it has been getter better in each qualifying of the year and feeling that I can definitely extract more and more out of the car and had a nice lap in Bahrain on Saturday but, yeah, it is Sunday that counts and to be honest I think the first race of the year in Melbourne, as a Sunday, was the best one for me. Been having quite a few difficulties in China and Bahrain – technically, with different kinds of things in the race. We have a strong package and obviously the fight with Ferrari is extremely close and every single bit is going to count, so yeah, just hoping for a good weekend.