Daniil Kvyat has denied reports that he bought his way into a 2014 Toro Rosso race-seat.
Earlier this week the team confirmed that the 19-year-old Russian would join the Formula One grid next season, partnering Jean-Eric Vergne.
The announcement came as a surprise to many as Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa was believed to be the favourite to join Toro Rosso.
And, as to be expected, it sparked reports that Toro Rosso had been swayed by Kvyat's financial backers.
The GP3 driver, though, denied this.
"To come into Formula 1, especially with Toro Rosso, all that matters are the results and the characteristics of the driver," he told Championat.
"That is the only thing...
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