Daniel Quat I am grateful to Red Bull for this choice
Less than a week had passed since that moment in the Red Bull Racing has announced the signing of a contract with Daniel Cuatom for the next season. In Sochi, the Russian racer talked about the fact that it means a transition into one of the strongest teams.
Daniel Quat I Think, Yes. For me, it was a pleasant surprise. Red Bull Racing has achieved a lot to play for this team is a privilege. The fact that the contract was announced before the Grand Prix of Russia - another nice fact.
Question When did you find out about the contract
Daniel Quat last Saturday.
Daniel Quat the Rumors were, but I did not give them much importance.
Question You've discussed the track in Sochi with other pilots
Daniel Quat Yes, we all have very good impressions. All comfortable here of the same, as in other countries of the world, nice, clean airport, convenient transportation. While we only pay attention to these things, and as for the track, it will be only tomorrow.
Question You have already passed the circle on the highway
Daniel Quat Yes. Though time was short, but I got a good impression. At first glance, everything looks fine, but when flying machine, it is important to find the right rhythm that I can do tomorrow.
Question the fact that the track is located on the territory of the Olympic Park, gives the race a special flavour
Daniel Quat Yes, the environment makes a strong impression. I believe that the Olympic objects add beauty to the circuit.
Question the Track in Sochi characteristics closer to the city
Daniel Quat we Have Daniel good relationship, next year we will be companions. Naturally, all riders one goal, and there is only one winner, so we will fight, but this fight will be with a smile on her face - we both love to smile laughs
Question What are the difficulties to decide on the Sochi track
Daniel Quat I still find it difficult to answer this question, but here challenging the 13th turn, before which is very hard braking after the long straight. However, how difficult it is actually, will become clear after I probuy track in fact. The last sector looks pretty winding - 'll have to work the wheel.
Question This track is suitable machines Toro Rosso
Daniel Quat If the walls will help me, I'll be glad. Nice to be back in Russia, especially because we have such a reason. To participate in the stage of Formula 1 in Russia, twice as nice - I feel special emotions. The only unpleasant thing is the fact that we are all in the paddock are going through because of what happened with Jules Bianchi. This is the only thing that upsets me in this weekend.
I will be glad if the race will be a lot of fans. I have heard that there will be almost complete. If the audience will like race, that would be great. As for me, my approach to work in the race will remain unchanged.
Question How difficult is it to beat in Sochi
Daniel Quat this year I was not involved in the internal Affairs of Red Bull Racing, I don't have access to their telemetry. In the beginning of the year Sebastian had a lot of problems, obviously more than Daniel. However, the results were very tight. Some qualifications Vettel was ahead of Daniel, but in the race Riccardo was able to come forward. It is difficult to say what Riccardo was ahead - now I am not particularly concerned.
Daniel Quat not Yet. I just flew in from Japan. I think soon I will introduce in the course of the case.
Question Tomorrow free practice will take part Sergey Sirotkin. So you would recommend
Daniel Quat Need to do their job to act the way you do, nothing will come up and show their maximum. That's the only thing I can say, but I think he doesn't need my advice.
Question You are more likely to communicate with Christian Horner
Daniel Quat No, almost nothing has changed. I was told that I would perform in the Red Bull Racing, said "Welcome to the team, however, until the end of season five races, I have something to fight with Toro Rosso.
Question have You already realized the fact that the replace command four-time world champion
Daniel Quat I was very happy when I heard this news. This is a huge opportunity, I need to use it. Some time I felt even euphoria, but it passed quickly because he had to prepare for qualifying. Then I realized that only work can bring results. I'm not going to change its approach and to relax. Victory will come only in that case I will continue to work hard.
Question Your relationship with Jean-Eric will Refund has changed after it became known that you will go to Red Bull
Daniel Quat We must respect Jean-Eric for the work done in recent years, because he is a very good pilot. In the end it turned out that we fought for this place in the team, though we did not expect this. Red Bull Racing has made its choice, and I thank them for that.
Question have You prepared a special helmet coloration on your home Grand Prix. Can you tell us about this design
Daniel Quat I expressed my wishes regarding the design of the helmet. I wanted to see it the Russian coat of arms and flag, as well as the inscription "Sochi 2014". In front of the predominant red color - I really like this shade. In addition, this weekend we supported Jules Bianchi, so the helmet appeared sticker. Please note that my room at the top of the helmet is painted in the colors of the Russian flag. The design was developed by GMD - Red Bull all pilots use it.
I'll be using this helmet in the weekend in Sochi, but the design I liked it so much that I plan to use some elements in the future.
text Mikhail Smirnov