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 22 May, 2017

MONACO GRAND PRIXVIEW

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Daniil Kvyat in Monte Carlo
Posted on 22 May, 2017

MONACO GP - DANIIL 360 HOTLAP

Think of Monaco and you immediately think of a place that is incredibly, glamorous, elegant and romantic. But if you mention it to a Formula 1 driver, the descrip...

Posted on 15 May, 2017

DOUBLE POINTS FINISH

If we had been offered a double points finish after Friday practice, or even after qualifying, we would have signed on the dotted line immediately!

Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat during the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix
Posted on 14 May, 2017

SPANISH GRAND PRIX

A very good race for the team: Carlos P7 and Daniil P9. Here are their quotes at the end of the Spanish Grand Prix:

Carlos Sainz at the 2017 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying. Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 13 May, 2017

SPANISH GP - QUALIFYING

After FP3 and Qualifying, here are our drivers and team's reaction on our Saturday at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit.

Carlos Sainz during the 2017 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice
Posted on 12 May, 2017

SPANISH GP - FREE PRACTICE

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

Carlos Sainz at the Russian Grand Prix
Posted on 1 May, 2017

Russian Riddles

Lack of grip on short runs, a few set-up puzzles and, in Carlos’ case, a Bahrain GP three place grid penalty, all conspired to make our Sochi sojourn a pretty tou...

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