DANIIL KVYAT

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

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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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Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat during the 2017 Australian Grand Prix
Posted on 27 March, 2017

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Carlos Sainz during the 2017 Australian Grand Prix
Posted on 26 March, 2017

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2017 Australian GP, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
Posted on 25 March, 2017

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That's a wrap for the first Qualifying of the season... read our drivers and team's reaction after Q3.

Carlos Sainz during 2017 Australian GP Free Practice, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 24 March, 2017

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The first Free Practice sessions are now finally done and the 2017 season has officially started, here in Melbourne. After FP1 and 2, these are the comments from...

Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat, Casio Edifice and Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Posted on 22 March, 2017

All about timing

When you organise a Formula 1 event and it involves a watch manufacturer, then it goes without saying that timing is very important. Luckily the weather gods time...

Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 21 March, 2017

AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW

What comes to our drivers’ mind when they think of Australia? For Carlos it’s all about READY, MORE, MEERKAT, MELBOURNE and ARNOLD, while Daniil’s came up with DN...

Daniil Kvyat at the wheel of the Scuderia Toro rosso STR12 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Posted on 9 March, 2017

BARCELONA TEST 02 - DAY 3

Today was the last 2017 Formula 1 pre-season test day for Daniil Kvyat. Here are his and our team's comments at the end of the session.

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