Daniil Kvyat finished 10th in last Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix to maintain his impressive early season form for the Bicester-based Toro Rosso team.
The 19-year-old has now scored points in three of the opening four races of the 2014 World Championship, and the Russian is now looking ahead to the start of the European leg of the season.
He said: “I’m pleased with my performance in China. It was great to score another point and during the race I had a good battle with Jenson Button.
“I believe we have more development to come from the car and that will be good as we start races in Europe. It will be easier for us to install developments on the car.
“After the concerns during testing that our engine did not have the power needed to score good points, I believe we have proved people wrong. Mercedes are very strong but we are gaining ground and from Barcelona our team will be able to moved further up the grid.”
Jean-Eric Vergne finished the Chinese race in 12th position, but courtesy of a higher place finish in Australia is still one position ahead of Kvyat in the Drivers’ standings.
The Frenchman said: “I am looking forward to racing in Europe and Barcelona is a good track. I want to finish in the top 10 there.”