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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Scuderia Toro Rosso, COTA
Posted on 17 October, 2017

Daniil at COTA - The Far West Guide

Ahead of the F1 US Grand Prix, Daniil Kvyat takes you around the 'Carrera' track... Watch out for long horn red bulls, horses, cowboys, space shuttles...

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Posted on 13 October, 2017

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Posted on 18 September, 2017

Night Fever: "Toma, Toma, Toma!"

What a weekend, what a race! It's fair to say that Scuderia Toro Rosso was always making headlines in Singapore this weekend, from engine news on Friday to an inc...

Posted on 17 September, 2017

SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

What a race! At the end of the 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, read our team's reaction.

Posted on 15 September, 2017

SINGAPORE GP - FREE PRACTICE

First day of track action here in Singapore: here are our team's comments after Free Practice 1 and 2.

Posted on 11 September, 2017

SINGAPORE GP - DANIIL 360 HOTLAP

Are you ready for a night time lap of discovery in the Lion City? If that sounds a bit like a holiday tour, it is in fact quite close. Jump on board with Daniil K...

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