Kvyat vows to keep pushing but admits AlphaTauri future looks 'slim'

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Daniil Kvyat is vowing to continue pushing until the end of the season, even as he admits his future at AlphaTauri is very much in doubt.

Following the race at Imola, Red Bull and Honda junior Yuki Tsunoda, who is widely expected to replace the Russian for 2021, successfully completed a 300km test in the 2018 Toro Rosso at the Italian circuit.

But though Kvyat is somewhat consigned to being dropped for the second time by Red Bull, he is determined to go out on a high.

"Look, I have no illusions that things are difficult,” he told Crash.net. “In fact, the chances are slim, sure.

"Obviously Red Bull has their young driver programme which has to work and has to be promoted. It's always been like that and I don't see any reason why it should change for me.

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"But I'm given this opportunity, and there are races to go still," Kvyat noted.

"As you saw at the last race, it was an amazing race and with this kind of things, it will always go in your pocket something positive.

"It's important to keep pushing until the very last moment. It will always be remembered, it will always be [as] something plus. And, you never know what can happen also inside Red Bull. That's the only thing I focus on.”

The 26-year-old also accepts there is little to gained by constantly worrying about what he'll do in 2021.

"The rest will not help me," he explained. "I know there is a high chance I might not be there next year.

"At Imola, I didn't think about that and I managed to deliver a good result for the team. I'm only thinking about how to deliver the best for myself and for the team, especially because we still have quite a big chance in the constructors' championship to move one position ahead."