Career Summary:

Daniil Kvyat

  • April 26, 1994
  • 23
  • Russian Federation
  • Fia Formula One World Championship
  • 216
  • Toro Rosso
  • 30
  • 66
  • 23
  • 27
  • 13.89%
  • 30.56%

Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat is Russian racer born in Ufa on 26th of April 1994. He is considered as one of the hottest prospects in Formula 1 but still has to prove that.

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Daniil Kvyat

Many were surprised when a relatively unknown kid got the chance in 2014 to test himself in Formula 1, but as sometimes is the case, a chance is not always given to the best, but to those who can attract money. However, the fact that he passed through the Red Bull Junior program suggests that guy definitely has talent.

Start in Formula BMW

Kvyat began his career in 2010 in Formula BMW in which he recorded average results, as in the Toyota Racing Series. Move to the Formula Renault proved to be a good because in two years he has achieved 13 wins and in 2012, he won the title in version 2.0 Alps.

Daniil was the GP3 Series champion

Next year Kvyat progressed in the GP3 Series. He made an immediate impact with two victories and finished the season as the first overall. He also drove European Formula 3 Championship as a guest driver and won one race. Finally, this enabled him to enter the Formula1 as a test driver of Toro Rosso.

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Daniil Kvyat, GP# Series champion 2013

F1 debut with Toro Rosso

In "little brother" of Red Bull’s family, in 2014, he got a chance to be the second driver. In his debut season, he drove all 19 races and scored eight points. Already in the first race he won two points and broke the record of Sebastian Vettel as the youngest driver in history which won a point. He managed to be in points zone in four more races and finished the season at 15th place. At the end of the year, he was awarded as Rookie of the year.

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Move to Red Bull Racing

In 2015 Daniil was transferred to the "first team". Red Bull brought him to the place of Sebastian Vettel , so young Russian had better conditions for prosperity. He had the opportunity to show does he matured and to confirm whether he is able to cope with the pressure and fulfilled expectations. The team struggled with a car throughout the whole season, but the talented Russian finished 7th in the Drivers' championship, ahead of his teammate Daniel Ricciardo, with the second place at Hungarian Grand Prix as the season highlight.

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Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull Racing Formula 1

He stayed with the team in 2016 and after finishing 3rd in the Chinese Grand Prix, what was his first podium finish in Formula 1, the future looked promising. Surprisingly, after the following race in Russia, Kvyat was replaced by Max Verstappen and sent back to "junior" Toro Rosso team. That was a hard period for the Russian who struggled the rest of the year before finishing 14th in the Drivers' Championship.

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Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen

Despite rumours that he can lose his drive, Kvyat stayed with Toro Rosso in 2017, to drive alongside Carlos Sainz Jr, and scored two points in the season-opening race in Australia.

Fluent in four languages

Kvyat currently lives in Rome with his family and is fluent in four languages - Russian, English, Italian and Spanish. His hobbies include skiing, wakeboarding, table tennis, and football. Another interesting fact is that Daniil had the FIA Super License before having a regular driving license in his native Russia.

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