DANIIL KVYAT

Russia
26
Nationality
Russian
Hometown
Ufa, Russia
Date of Birth
26/Apr/1994

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DANIIL KVYAT

Meet DANIIL

Daniil first encountered motorsport when, aged nine, he saw a local go-kart track on the way home from school and begged to have a go. Bitten by the racing bug, he was soon competing seriously in Russia, but when the time came to step up to the next level, there were few top-line options in his home country. So, in 2007, the entire Kvyat family moved to Rome to be nearer to the heart of European karting.

In 2008 he finished third in the KF3…

Daniil first encountered motorsport when, aged nine, he saw a local go-kart track on the way home from school and begged to have a go. Bitten by the racing bug, he was soon competing seriously in Russia, but when the time came to step up to the next level, there were few top-line options in his home country. So, in 2007, the entire Kvyat family moved to Rome to be nearer to the heart of European karting.

In 2008 he finished third in the KF3 European series and was runner-up in the WSK international series. He eventually made the switch to single-seaters in 2010, with support from the Red Bull Junior Team programme, which found him a berth in Formula BMW in Europe and in the Pacific series. Over the following winter he honed his skills in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand and then, in 2011, he returned to Europe to move up to Formula Renault 2.0, in which he raced full seasons in both the Eurocup and North European Cup competitions of the category.

Daniil came third in the Eurocup and second in the NEC and opted to stick with Formula Renault 2.0 for 2012. This time he finished as runner-up in the Eurocup series, but won the category's Alps series title, taking seven wins along the way.

With a title in the bag, Daniil's next challenge was the 2013 GP3 series. The performance in his debut season, was enough to fast track him to Formula One and soon after his GP3 triumph he was named as Toro Rosso's 2014 replacement for the Red Bull Racing-bound Daniel Ricciardo.

Kvyat made his F1 debut, aged 19, in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, where he finished ninth, breaking Sebastian Vettel's record as the youngest points-scorer in Formula One. In 2015 he raced for Red Bull Racing, where he stayed up until the start of the 2016 European races, when he switched back to Scuderia Toro Rosso.

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Posted on 23 June, 2017

Azerbaijan GP - Free Practice

After Free Practice 1 and 2 here in Baku, Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz and the team comment on today's sessions.

Posted on 19 June, 2017

AZERBAIJAN GP - 360 HOTLAP

Where are we off to this weekend? Here are some clues: it's a city circuit, but cars can hit speeds of over 340 km/h. Its name means "city of the winds." Have you...

F1 Raft Race, 2017 Formula 1 Canadian GP. Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 12 June, 2017

Successful on water, less so on track

The motto on the majority of car number plates in Montreal says "Je me souviens" which means "I remember." Come the end of Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix, a more ap...

Posted on 11 June, 2017

CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

Not an easy race for the team. Here are our drivers and Team Principal's comments after the Canadian Grand Prix.

Posted on 10 June, 2017

CANADIAN GP - QUALIFYING

At the end of Qualifying, here in Montreal, our drivers give their comments on today's track action.

Posted on 9 June, 2017

CANADIAN GP - FREE PRACTICE

After Free Practice 1 and 2 - here in Canada - Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz and the team comment on today's sessions.

Sainz, Ricciardo, Verstappen and Kvyat rafting in Montréal
Posted on 8 June, 2017

The Red Bull Family go White Water Rafting

Once you're on the books as a Red Bull athlete you soon learn that your bosses are always keen to take you out of your comfort zone and get you doing some interes...

Canadian Grand Prix, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 6 June, 2017

CANADIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW

What do our drivers think of when it comes to Canada? For Carlos it’s all about STEAKHOUSES, LAKE, CHALLENGE, SALTY and BUCKETLIST, while Daniil thought of SHOPPI...

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