Kvyat on Sainz departure: 'Very sad, see my tears?'


Dani Kvyat arrived in Singapore yesterday only to be met with questions about team mate Carlos Sainz's future with Renault.

While the news of the Spanish driver's move to the French manufacturer has yet to be confirmed officially by Toro Rosso and Renault, the veracity of the story is not doubted.

And Kvyat was delighted not to be the center of attention of the media at the Marina Bay venue.

"It's perfect for me," Kvyat smiled. "I don't have to answer any stupid questions."

With the possibility that Singapore could be the last race where Kvyat and Sainz race together, the Russian was asked how he felt about the prospect.

"Very sad. See my tears?," mischievously replied Kvyat

"Whatever happens, sooner or later at some point, you might see us again together. But I don't know what's going to happen. It's his future, not mine," he added.

Kvyat's own future with Toro Rosso has yet to be decided although it is believed that Red Bull will likely keep him on board alongside.

But the 23-year-old said Toro Rosso has the more important issue of its engine partner to settle first.

"I think first of all the team must deal with its own future," said Kvyat.

"I think as soon as that is clear, I'll get the news. But I'm not worried about the situation," he insisted.

"The sooner I find out the better, but I will not pressure the time at this difficult time.

"I am an understanding person so I'll let them focus on what is most important.

"As long as there is no official confirmation about the contract with Honda, I will not say anything about it. But whatever happens I think will be good for the team," Kvyat added.

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