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Kvyat has no fear of racing against Ricciardo

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Daniil Kvyat insists he has no fear about going head-to-head with Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull next year.

After just one season with Toro Rosso in F1, Kvyat got the call to join the championship-winning team when Sebastian Vettel decided to leave for Ferrari. Ricciardo was one of the revelations of the 2014 season, taking three victories and showing up Vettel in the points standings, but Kvyat is no worried about going up against him.

"No, no concerns," he said. "I will do the job that I know I can do and we will see where we are. At the moment, anything to say where I will be would be guessing, so we will have to wait and see in Australia.

"But this is why I'm here and it's a great opportunity [to race against Ricciardo]. He's showing a great performance this year but it sets a challenge and I really like a challenge."

Kvyat said it would be important to integrate himself with Red Bull over the winter.

"A team change is already quite a big change and it's all about trying to get the best communication possible as early as possible. This will be a good help."

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