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2014-05-23 10:06

FIRST TIME OUT: Russian rookie Toro Rosso made his Monte Carlo debut during the first free practise session on Thursday ahead of the Monaco GP on Sunday. Image: AFP

MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Russia rookie Daniil Kvyat emerged with a smile on his face on Thursday (May 22) after his first day's action in Monte Carlo ahead of the 2014 Monaco Formula 1 GP.

The 20-year-old from Uta, Bashkortostan, wound up 18th in the dry morning session and then 12th in the afternoon's rain restricted running in his Toro Rosso car.

Kvyat was the only driver in the field who was driving a racing car round the famous twisting street circuit for the first time. He managed to complete 37 laps in the morning but the rain meant he could do only 13 in the afternoon.


He said: "I enjoyed driving here in Monaco - finally - and it was a good day overall, in which I was able to learn the track quite well.

"Those were my instructions from the team. I was to go out and do as many laps as possible. Of course the rain, that made the track wet for some of FP2, did not help so much but at least I tried the circuit in both dry and wet now.

"The results are obviously not very representative because of the tricky conditions this afternoon. So, we will now look at all the data between tonight and tomorrow to get the best out for Saturday's qualifying and Sunday's race."

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