May 23 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Daniil Kvyat has distanced himself from growing speculation about his future.

As Red Bull officials hail the early progress of juniors Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz, young Russian Kvyat claims he has not even read the recent criticisms made by boss Dr Helmut Marko.

“I have personal contact with Dr Marko,” 21-year-old Kvyat, who has struggled since moving up to Red Bull’s senior team in 2015, told Russia’s Championat, “so why should I read his statements in the press?

“So far, to be honest, I have been fighting for the same positions as I did in Toro Rosso, so I don’t feel any increase in attention.

“I don’t feel any additional pressure either. I’m just doing my job,” he insisted.