Kvyat calls on Toro Rosso to ‘get its s*** together’

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Danii Kvyat has called on Toro Rosso to focus on ironing out the small errors that “kill our potential” after failing to score any points last time out in Monaco.

Kvyat re-joined Toro Rosso for the Spanish Grand Prix after being demoted from Red Bull to its junior Formula 1 team.

The Russian driver finished 10th in Spain before retiring last weekend in Monaco after a clash with Kevin Magnussen while running two laps down, having suffered a pit limiter issue.

The incident left Kvyat with a grid penalty for next weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, but he is still relishing the opportunity to get back racing after a tough spell.

“I can’t wait to go to Canada because I was feeling a little bit helpless [in Monaco] and it’s not a good feeling to be feeling helpless,” Kvyat said.

“It’s very painful when you lose the race before it starts, but we have to be strong because the car has really good potential.

“These small things that kill our potential – Carlos [Sainz Jr.] could score more points but he didn’t, so we need to have a good package.

“But we need to get our s**t together.”

Toro Rosso lies sixth in the constructors’ championship after six races, six points clear of McLaren.