Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat has confirmed that he may seek a future outside of the Red Bull set up in 2017.
The Russian has been under much scrutiny for much of the season, the latest one being at the recently concluded Monaco Grand Prix, where suffered a three-place grid penalty for colliding with Renault driver Kevin Magnussen.
When quizzed by Crash.net on whether or not he will be considering other options, the former Red Bull driver answered: “Yes, I was on for a fight this weekend, I am giving my absolute best to Toro Rosso and I want to reward this team with a lot of points.
“But you cannot start in a race where should have been in the race to score a lot of points, it’s really frustrating.
“I want to give everything to this team, but when all of these things start to go wrong you look for a change of the situation.”
With the only success of this season coming in the form of a podium finish in China, the 23-year-old insisted that he is only thinking of getting through the rest of 2016 and putting in good performances so his decision will be much easier.
“I usually try to do things my own way, but if I need someone I will always have someone behind me. But at the moment it’s early days, if I need someone I will have help outside of Red Bull,” he said.
“First I want to focus on these races, I want to have strong races with Toro Rosso because it’s easier to go forward with good results in your hand.
“I am not leaving it too late, everyone is human and everyone can talk. If we need to talk, we talk. When there is a time to tell something to the media I will let you know. At the moment I don’t want to let you know.”