Kvyat confident of Red Bull stay


Daniil Kvyat remains confident he will retain his seat with Red Bull next season despite question marks surrounding who will supply the four-time constructors' champions' engine.

The Russian stepped in to fill the gap left by former world champion Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull this season, but engine problems have hampered their progress.

Kvyat and team-mate Daniel Ricciardo have only amassed 178 points between them as an ongoing dispute with engine supplier Renault rumbles in the background.

Red Bull's future in the sport remains uncertain as they search for a new engine option for 2016 - a partial reconciliation with Renault now seeming the most likely outcome - but Kvyat believes he will be racing with the team once everything is resolved.

"As long as I perform, then I'm not concerned at all," he is quoted as saying by Crash.net. "I think, lately, it has been okay, so it's not a concern for me. 

"There are many good drivers in the paddock but, as long as I do my job well, I don't see a threat. 

"For me, I just focus on weekends and, as long as the team is happy and we keep bringing good points, then not [a problem] at all."

Kvyat's best performance saw him finish second at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but he has failed to reach the heights many expected of him.

However, he is not concerned about his results and expects them to improve in a second year with the team.

He added: "It's been a very up and down season, so there obviously were many very interesting rumours and so on.

"I think the second year is always when you put all your experience with the team together and that's where it should look the strongest. 

"That's my understanding. I would be very happy to continue with the team, but obviously there has to be some official confirmation, so we'll have to wait and see."