Daniil Kvyat believes there is still time for redemption amidst reports that he could be replaced at the end of this season, or even after Austin.
The Russian driver is back with Toro Rosso at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix having sat out the last two races as he seat went to Pierre Gasly.
However, with Gasly off to Super Formula for the season finale and Carlos Sainz joining his new team Renault, Kvyat is back – the question is for how long.
According to some reports he could be out at the end of this season while others claim Brendon Hartley could replace him in the final three grands prix.
Kvyat, though, is determined to do his best this weekend in Austin, adamant there’s still time to get it right.
“I just have my work here, my car,” he told ESPN.
“I have plenty of new motivations and I want to use them to my best to maximise my performance.
“I feel like there is big potential all the time which hasn’t been used this year very well and I want to correct this – there’s still a chance to correct this.
“Plenty of motivation for sure.
“Like I said, I want to come here… in a way I don’t want to think too much about the future right now or any talks right now, today or tomorrow.
“I just want to drive this weekend. There’s been a few changes to the team.
“I have plenty of motivation, plenty of motivation to do well and I think it’s going to be a challenge ahead and I will try to maximise this opportunity – we have to see it like that.”