Daniil Kvyat not bothered by lack of points during 2014 F1 season

Newly promoted Red Bull Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat says he does not really care about the low number of points he scored during his rookie season with Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat not bothered by lack of points during 2014 F1 season

The 2013 GP3 champion outqualified experienced team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne for 12 of the 19 races as an F1 rookie, but Vergne outscored the Russian 22-8 in the drivers' championship.

Kvyat will replace Sebastian Vettel and partner Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull in 2015, and the Russian told AUTOSPORT the fact his paymasters looked beyond his results when judging his 2014 form made his points deficit to Vergne largely irrelevant.

"Most of the time it has been down to something outside of my control and unless you're fighting for the championship you never really look at the points standings, so I don't really care about that," Kvyat said.

"Straightaway we were fighting for points and everything looked good, but I didn't think the car was completely coming to me.

"Then there were a few races where in qualifying we were higher than what we would normally achieve - Red Bull Ring, Sochi and maybe Monza - those qualys I was very happy about.

"For me, it's been a good season with high potential, and I'm lucky the people around me look deep into the details and what they saw was enough for them."

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