Daniil Kvyat

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Daniil Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat.JPG
Kvyat in 2011.
Born (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 20)
Ufa, Russia
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality  Russian
2014 team Toro Rosso-Renault
2014 car # 26
Races 10 (10 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 6
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2014 German Grand Prix
Previous series
2013
2013
2012
201012
2011
2011
2010
2010
GP3 Series
FIA European F3 Championship
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Toyota Racing Series
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW Pacific
Championship titles
2013
2012
GP3 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps

Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat (Russian: Дании́л Вячесла́вович Квят; IPA: [dɐnʲiˈil vʲɪtɕɪˈslavəvʲɪtɕ kvʲat], born 26 April 1994 in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia) is a Russian auto racing driver. He was runner-up at the 2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, and GP3 Series champion in 2013. He joined Formula One as a Toro Rosso driver in 2014, making his debut in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix.

Career[edit]

Karting (2009)[edit]

Kvyat has been an active kart racer in Russia and Italy. In 2009, he finished third in the KF3 European Championship category and runner-up in the WSK International Series.

Formula BMW (2010)[edit]

Kvyat started his formula racing career in the 2010 Formula BMW Pacific season with EuroInternational at Sepang International Circuit. In his first race he started from sixth place, but finished only nineteenth.[1] He finished fifth in the second race. During the season, he joined the Red Bull Junior Team and made his debut in Formula BMW Europe with the same team.[2] He finished on tenth position with second place at Monza.

Toyota Racing Series (2011)[edit]

Kvyat contested New Zealand's Toyota Racing Series in January and February 2011 with Victory Motor Racing, finishing fifth in the championship with a win in the Dan Higgins Trophy at Manfeild and another five podiums.[3]

Formula Renault (2010–2012)[edit]

After two races with Koiranen Bros. Motorsport in 2010 in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 finale at Barcelona and fourth place in Formula Renault UK Winter Series, Kvyat joined this team with his Formula BMW and Red Bull Junior teammate Carlos Sainz, Jr. for full 2011 seasons in both Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup. He finished as runner-up behind Sainz, Jr. in Northern European Cup standings with 7 wins (including hat-trick at Monza). In Eurocup he was outpaced by former Formula BMW rival Robin Frijns and Sainz, Jr, scoring two wins at Spa and Nürburgring.

For the next year Kvyat remained in Formula Renault category, competing in both Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series. His debut in Alpine series was marked with dominating double win at Monza.[4] In May he returned to the Eurocup, and recorded a double win in the opening round of the season at Alcañiz.[5] He finally clinched the Alpine title and finished as runner-up in Eurocup, following a dramatic season finale at Catalunya, when he was leading the race under a heavy rain but had his tyres lost all grip during final laps. Kvyat missed the title by 10 points, but remained with Red Bull Junior Team and progressed to the GP3 Series.

GP3 and European Formula 3 (2013)[edit]

Kvyat has spent 2013 competing in the GP3 Series with MW Arden and the European Formula 3 championship with Carlin Motorsport. Kvyat was a late registration for the latter series, and so he was ineligible for points. He scored five pole positions, seven podiums and a dominant win at Zandvoort. His first win saw an unusual mistake on the part of event organisers: there was no record of National Anthem of Russia present at Zandvoort, and "The Patriotic Song" by Mikhail Glinka was played instead to celebrate the Russian's win.[6]

His progress in GP3 was rapid as well. Kvyat started the season poorly but immediately recovered, scoring his first podium in his fifth feature race. Following two wins in next two feature races, he went into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix being a title contender and finally won the championship in his debut year. His performance in two final feature races at Monza and Yas Marina was noticeable: Kvyat scored a pole, a win, led every lap and recorded the fastest lap, gaining the maximum points available at both races.

Formula One[edit]

Toro Rosso (2013–)[edit]

Kvyat during practice at the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix.

In October 2013, Kvyat was announced as the second driver of the Scuderia Toro Rosso (STR) Formula One team for the 2014 season, alongside Frenchman Jean-Éric Vergne.[7] He replaced Daniel Ricciardo, who moved to parent team Red Bull Racing.[8] As a test driver for STR, he took part in Friday practice for the final two Grands Prix of the 2013 season, in the United States and Brazil.[9] Kvyat made his F1 debut—aged 19—in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, where he finished 10th (promoted to 9th after Ricciardo was disqualified), breaking Sebastian Vettel's record as the youngest points-scorer in Formula One.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Kvyat currently lives with his family in Rome, Italy. He is fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Russian.[11]

Rules introduced for the 2014 Formula One season allowed the drivers to pick their own racing numbers that they will carry with them for the rest of their careers. When asked about which number he wanted, Kvyat revealed that 26 was the number he had chosen as he had no previous connection to it, and that he wanted to make it successful.[12]

Kvyat's hobbies include table tennis, football, wakeboarding and skiing.[13]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2010 Formula BMW Europe EuroInternational 16 0 0 0 1 138 10th
Formula BMW Pacific 8 2 2 0 5 0 NC†
Formula Renault UK Winter Series Koiranen Bros. Motorsport 6 0 1 0 2 109 4th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen Motorsport 14 2 2 3 6 155 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 20 7 2 5 13 431 2nd
Formula Renault UK Finals Series 6 0 0 1 2 111 3rd
Toyota Racing Series Victory Motor Racing 12 1 1 3 6 138 5th
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen Motorsport 14 7 3 5 9 234 2nd
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 14 7 4 4 8 217 1st
2013 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 3 2 4 5 168 1st
FIA European Formula 3 Championship Carlin 21 1 5 1 7 0 NC†
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
2014 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 10 0 0 0 0 6* 15th*

† – As Kvyat was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
* Season in progress.

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 D.C. Points
2013 MW Arden ESP
FEA

20
ESP
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

4
VAL
SPR

5
GBR
FEA

4
GBR
SPR

4
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

7
BEL
FEA

1
BEL
SPR

6
ITA
FEA

1
ITA
SPR

2
ABU
FEA

1
ABU
SPR

5
1st 168

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 D.C. Points
2013 Carlin Mercedes MNZ
1

MNZ
2

MNZ
3

SIL
1

SIL
2

SIL
3

HOC1
1

10
HOC1
2

12
HOC1
3

3
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

12
BRH
3

14
RBR
1

2
RBR
2

2
RBR
3

2
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

12
NOR
3

Ret
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

13
NÜR
3

16
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

3
ZAN
3

4
VAL
1

4
VAL
2

3
VAL
3

7
HOC2
1

HOC2
2

HOC2
3

NC 0

Notes:

  • ‡ − As Kvyat was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score championship points.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicates fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2013 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU USA
TD
BRA
TD
 –  –
2014 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR9 Renault Energy F1‑2014 1.6 V6 t AUS
9
MAL
10
BHR
11
CHN
10
ESP
14
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
AUT
Ret
GBR
9
GER
Ret
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
RUS
USA
BRA
ABU
15th* 6*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula BMW Pacific: Round 1 and 2, Sepang". afos.com. Motorsport Asia Ltd. 2010-04-03. Retrieved 2010-04-03. [dead link]
  2. ^ Benso, Michele (2009-09-01). "Europe – Exclusive: Kvyat, Sainz Jr. and Frijns arrows over the 2010 Red Bull Eurointernational". stopandgo.tv (Stop&Go!). Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Red Bull Junior Driver takes Dan Higgins Trophy". Toyota Racing Series (Toyota Racing Management). 12 February 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Borgo, Marco (25 March 2012). "Alps – Monza, Gara 2: Incontenibile Kvyat". stopandgo.tv (in Italian) (Stop&Go). Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Classy Kvyat at the double". World Series by Renault (Renault Sport). 6 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Квят победил в первой гонке Формулы-3 в Зандфорте". championat.com (in Russian). 28 September 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Noble, Jonathan; Kuntschik, Gerhard (21 October 2013). "Daniil Kvyat gets 2014 Toro Rosso Formula 1 seat". Autosport (Haymarket Media Group). Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Daniil Kvyat Signs with Toro Rosso for 2014 Formula 1 Season". 
  9. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix: Kvyat expands experience with wet session". Crash Media Group. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Benson, Andrew (16 March 2014). "Rosberg wins after Lewis Hamilton and Vettel retire". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Biography". daniilkvyat.com. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "Даниил Квят выбрал номер 26" [Daniil Kvyat chose number 26]. Autosport Russian Edition (in Russian) (Haymarket Publications). 21 December 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "About Daniil". Red Bull. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Javier Tarancón
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
Antonio Fuoco
Preceded by
Mitch Evans
GP3 Series
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Records
Preceded by
Sebastian Vettel
19 years, 349 days
(2007 US GP)
Youngest Driver to score
Points in Formula One

19 years, 324 days
(2014 Australian Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Incumbent