Daniil Kvyat slams speculation over his F1 future at Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat has slated rumours he will be axed by Toro Rosso at the end of the current Formula 1 season

Daniil Kvyat slams speculation over his F1 future at Toro Rosso

It was suggested in Kvyat's Russian homeland this week he was on his way out as his performances have been below par since returning to Toro Rosso in May after being demoted by Red Bull to make way for Max Verstappen.

In seven grands prix since rejoining Toro Rosso, Kvyat has scored just two points compared to the 26 of team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr.

In response to the speculation in Russia Kvyat said: "Personally I don't want to waste my fucking time commenting on rumours.

"We've these two back-to-back races, and the last one in Hungary wasn't great, so I'll try to work with the team on having a better weekend here in Germany.

"That's all I'm really focused on at the moment, and then we'll see, so I wouldn't really take any of these rumours seriously.

"We just have to be constructive and honest with our engineers, and try to build up a good baseline altogether, and just stay focused.

"I'm really sure if I can put in a couple of good performances then everything will be fine again."

Kvyat is now looking forward to the forthcoming summer break following this weekend's race at Hockenheim which he feels will give him he opportunity to reflect on what has been a difficult first half of the year.

"After everything that has been going on it's a good time for me to disconnect and think about all the things that have happened in the past," added Kvyat.

"Before then we want to have a good conclusion, to get a good race under our belt before the summer break starts, and hopefully we'll be able to achieve that."

Kvyat claimed after the race in Hungary that he lacks trust in the STR11, saying he does not know "what it's doing, how the car is going to react and things".

He added on Thursday: "There's nothing you can do about it. It [the trust] just comes, or it doesn't come.

"We've had some issues on my side, some on the team's side, and among all those issues it's been hard to find a baseline.

"We still don't know where the sweet spot is, because we know if we do, then we'll be strong."

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