Daniil Kvyat

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Daniil Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat 2015 Malaysia.jpg
Kvyat in 2015
Born Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat
(1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 24)
Ufa, Russia
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Russia Russian
Active years 20142017
Teams Toro Rosso, Red Bull Racing
Car number 26
Entries 74 (72 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 2
Career points 133
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First entry 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2017 United States Grand Prix
2017 position 19th (5 pts)
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
Kvyat competing for MW Arden during the 2013 GP3 Series, at Spa-Francorchamps. He took the first of three victories during the 2013 season at Spa-Francorchamps, en route to the championship title.

Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat (Russian: Дании́л Вячесла́вович Квят, IPA: [dənʲɪˈil vʲɪtɕɪˈslavəvʲɪtɕ kvʲat], born 26 April 1994), is a Russian auto racing driver currently working as a development driver for Scuderia Ferrari.

He was runner-up at the 2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, and a champion in 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Series and 2013 GP3 Series. He made his debut in Formula One as a Toro Rosso driver in 2014 finishing 15th in the World Championship. He then moved on to Red Bull Racing to partner Daniel Ricciardo for the 2015 season. He scored his first Formula One podium finish at the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix, finishing second behind Sebastian Vettel. In his first season with Red Bull Racing, Kvyat finished 7th in the Drivers' Championship, ahead of his teammate. He started 2016 season with Red Bull Racing, scoring his second podium, finishing third at the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix. However, following the controversial collision during the opening lap of his home race in Sochi, Kvyat returned to Toro Rosso ahead of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, where he finished the season and was retained by the team for the next one. Although consistently demonstrating solid qualifying performances in 2017, his season was plagued by various problems, including several retirements in races where he could have scored solid points. After the 2017 United States Grand Prix, where he scored his last F1 points up to date, Kvyat and Red Bull parted ways, effectively terminating his contract. In January 2018, it was announced that Kvyat will join Scuderia Ferrari as a development driver.

Early life[edit]

Daniil Kvyat was born in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia to Vyacheslav and Zulfiya Kvyat.

Vyacheslav Kvyat worked for Bashneft, initially as a mechanic at the Novo-Ufa refinery, but rose through the ranks to become the financial director of the export division until 1996. Later he branched out and worked with other energy companies, ending up as CFO of West Siberian Energy. At the same time he stood for election as a Deputy in the Bashkortostan state parliament.[1]

Career[edit]

Karting (2005-2009)[edit]

In January 2005, Kvyat made his professional debut in motorsports winning his very first race in Sochi. During the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Kvyat participated in local events, including the Russian karting championship and cup as well as in the occasional races in Italy. Consistently demonstrating strong performances, he later moved to Italy to fully concentrate on racing in one of the most competitive environments. Kvyat's first professional team in Italy was Franco Pellegrini's crew.

During the winter of 2007, Kvyat's family moved to Italy to support his commitment demonstrated by his strong results. The young driver's parents stayed with him alternately, and he started education in Italian school, continuing to race in local tournaments. Before the start of the 2008 season, Kvyat, who had already proved himself in the Italian karting scene, signed a contract with the Zanardi factory team, led by well-known manager Dino Chiesa. Kvyat moved to the KF3 junior category and became a participant of the prestigious World Series Karing series. However, the Russian driver and Zanardi's partnership did not result in any success. He achieved European Championship qualification but Kvyat switched teams just before the championships started, to join privateers from Morsicani Racing, who used an FA Kart chassis. In their very first race, the new partnership produced an excellent result: Kvyat, who had tested the new kart of the new team just a couple of days before the start of the championship, not only made it to the finals but was fighting for the win.

Kvyat and Morsicani Racing won several prestigious competitions, including WSK rounds and the Bridgestone Cup. The Russian defeated his Zanardi ex-teammate, Nyck de Vries, who was now a protégé of the McLaren Formula 1 team. Kvyat also won the Trofeo delle Industrie, in the final heat of which Kvyat finished ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi and Rafaele Marchiello, future members of the Ferrari Academy.

Kvyat's European winning streak continued at the beginning of the 2009 season. The Morsicani Racing driver won the prestigious Winter Cup in the KF3 category and then added more victories to his name in the WSK rounds in Sarno and Le-Castellet. His victory in the Winter Cup was especially outstanding because he made it to the top of the podium after starting from the last position on the grid, where Kvyat found himself as a result of a clutch failure in qualifying. Kvyat first made his way into the final heat and then, starting from P3, he won that race, overtaking Carlos Sainz Jr along the way. Kvyat became one of the leaders in the WSK series, and began to draw the attention of sponsors. In the spring, he got backing from the Russian Lukoil company. However, the young driver was also noticed by Red Bull. During the summer, Kvyat participated in his first testing session in an open-wheel car, arranged by Red Bull alongside Carlos Sainz Jr, another candidate for the Red Bull Junior Team. Both drivers made a strong impression and signed contracts with the Austrian company.

Kvyat continued to race successfully in karting, taking the bronze at the 2009 European Championship one more time but was unable to reach the finals of the World Cup in Sarno. During the qualifying session slot, chosen for Kvyat by the team, it started to rain and his lap time was not fast enough in comparison with the times posted by drivers on the dry track. Improving his situation during the qualifying heats was barely possible, primarily because the team had decided to place their bets on their second driver, Italian Guliano Maria Niceta. Kvyat decided to part ways with Angelo Morsicani's team after the World Cup and joined the Intrepid factory team. He raced for Intrepid in the last two races of the WSK season, winning the final one. It was the last win of his career in karting as the Red Bull Junior Team bosses decided to progress Kvyat to the next level, straight into the cockpit of the Formula BMW car for the 2010 season.

Formula BMW (2010)[edit]

Before the start of the European season, Kvyat travelled to Malaysia with the Eurointernational team, which prepared cars for both the Red Bull juniors, to race in the Formula BMW Asian Championship, where he won his first race. However, his first races back in Europe were not very successful. Sainz, who had more tests under the belt before his debut in open-wheelers, was the first to deliver a result. However, by mid-season, Kvyat had improved his results. In Germany, he qualified in the front row for the first time and after that he finished every race in the points, including the final round in Monza, where he finished in 2nd place, making it to the podium for the first time during his debut European season. Two weeks later, Kvyat won a race in the Asian Championships in Singapore, a positive ending to his campaign in Formula BMW. The Bavarian company had earlier announced the closing of their open-wheel programme by the end of the 2010 season, so Kvyat could not continue to compete in the series.

Toyota Racing Series (2011)[edit]

Before the start of the 2011 season in Europe, Kvyat went for a pre-season boot camp in New Zealand to race in the Toyota Racing Series. He raced in four rounds for the Victory Motor Racing team, finishing fifth in the championship with a win in the Dan Higgins Trophy at Manfeild and another five podiums.[2]

Formula Renault (2010–2012)[edit]

Kvyat in 2011 as member of the development Red Bull Junior Team

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

For 2012, Kvyat remained in the Formula Renault category, competing in both Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series. His debut in the Alps championship was marked with a dominating double win at Monza.[3] In May he returned to the Eurocup, and recorded a double win in the opening round of the season at Motorland Aragón.[4] In the Eurocup, Kvyat's main rival was Stoffel Vandoorne, who won four races versus Kvyat's six but he also never finished a single race below P4. Kvyat lost points at Nürburgring due to a wrong tyre choice by his team, and at Hungaroring after crashing with Oliver Rowland. The fate of the title was decided in the last round of the championship in Barcelona. Koiranen GP made a wrong call in the mixed conditions and selected wet tyres for Kvyat although the circuit was drying up after the rain; most of the other drivers on the grid started on slick tires. Thus, having lost several positions in the last part of the race, Kvyat did not score enough points to secure the title. In the Alps series, the Russian was fighting Norman Nato. Barcelona hosted the series finale just a couple of hours after the finish of the Eurocup race. Two title contenders crashed out and, having more overall points in the championship, Kvyat won the title. Russian driver remained with the Red Bull Junior Team and progressed to the GP3 Series for 2013.

GP3 and European Formula 3 (2013)[edit]

Kvyat 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 Kvyat's win.[5] After this race he was offered a contract as a Formula 1 driver by Helmut Marco, head of the Red Bull Junior Team.

Carlos Sainz Jr joined Kvyat as a teammate once again in GP3, after a mediocre season in Formula 3. The season start was a challenge for both drivers: struggling to find appropriate settings for the cars, both Kvyat and Sainz failed in the season opener. They managed to catch up with the leaders after a few rounds, once the Arden engineers mastered management of the Pirelli tyres. Kvyat scored his first podium in the series at Hungaroring in July, then won the race in Spa in August to decrease the points deficit between him and the leaders in the drivers' standings. He went into the Abu Dhabi event being a title contender and finally won the championship in his debut year. His performance in two final feature races at Monza and Abu Dhabi was notable: 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 (2013–2014)[edit]

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.[6] He replaced Daniel Ricciardo, who moved to parent team Red Bull Racing.[7] 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.[8] Kvyat made his F1 debut—aged 19—in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, where he made it into the top ten in qualifying and finished 9th in the race, breaking Sebastian Vettel's record as the youngest points-scorer in Formula One.[9] He went on to score points in the Malaysian, Chinese, British and Belgian Grands Prix,[10] finishing 15th in the World Championship. In September the organisers of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix announced their intention of naming a stand in the Sochi Autodrom after him.[10]

In October 2014 it was announced that Kvyat would be promoted to Red Bull for the 2015 season, to replace the quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel.[11]

Red Bull (2015–2016)[edit]

Kvyat (right) at the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

Kvyat raced for Red Bull for the 2015 season, alongside Daniel Ricciardo, after being promoted following the departure of four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel to Ferrari.[12] He took his first podium in the sport with a second-place finish at the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix, the highest finish for a Russian driver in Formula One.[13] As a result, Kvyat – aged 21 years, 91 days – became the second-youngest driver to record a podium finish, after Vettel.[13] In qualifying for the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix, Kvyat crashed heavily into the barriers, ultimately flipping the car.[14] He was uninjured, and finished 13th in the race the following day. Kvyat ended the 2015 season with 95 points and 7th place in Drivers' World Championship beating his race winning teammate Daniel Ricciardo by 3 points.[15]

The 2016 season start was a challenge again, but Kvyat finished in P3 in the third round, bringing home the first podium for Red Bull Racing in the new season. However, after an incident during the start of his home Grand Prix in Sochi when Kvyat collided with Sebastian Vettel's car, team management decided to demote Kvyat back to Toro Rosso.

Return to Toro Rosso (2016–2017)[edit]

Kvyat driving for Toro Rosso at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix

On 5 May 2016, Red Bull announced that Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen would be replacing Kvyat beginning from the Spanish Grand Prix, with Kvyat returning to Toro Rosso alongside Carlos Sainz Jr. According to Red Bull's team principal Christian Horner, "Dany will be able to continue his development at Toro Rosso, in a team that he is familiar with, giving him the chance to regain his form and show his potential."[16] Kvyat spent some time adapting to the team and the new car, and returned to good shape, posting several strong performances in qualifying and races. It was announced ahead of the United States Grand Prix that Kvyat had been re-signed to Toro Rosso for 2017 after much intense speculation.[17]

Although the opening phase of the championship looked promising, with both the car and the drivers demonstrating solid speed, regularly making it into the top ten, Kvyat's season was plagued by multiple problems, including several retirements due to technical failures and occasional driver's mistakes. On 26 September 2017, Toro Rosso announced the decision to replace Kvyat for the forthcoming Malaysian Grand Prix with Frenchman Pierre Gasly, following a sustained run of underwhelming form from the Russian. Whilst confirming the decision to stand Kvyat down, in a statement, Toro Rosso added that the driver switch should not be considered a permanent parting of the ways, saying "This is not a case of goodbye for our Daniil, as he still remains part of the Red Bull Family."[18] Kvyat returned to racing for Toro Rosso at the United States Grand Prix, following team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr.'s move to Renault. Despite securing a points finish at the United States Grand Prix it was not enough to secure his seat once more as Toro Rosso chose to continue with New Zealander Brendon Hartley and welcome the return of Pierre Gasly to complete the team's pair in preparation for Mexico.[19] On 25 October 2017, it was confirmed by Helmut Marko that Kvyat would not return to the team and would be released out of the Red Bull driver development program

On 29 October 2017, Williams technical director Paddy Lowe said that Williams were considering him as an option for the 2018 season.[20]

Ferrari (2018–present)[edit]

On 10 January 2018, Scuderia Ferrari announced that they contracted Kvyat as a development driver for the 2018 season.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Kvyat lived in Ufa, Russia until the age of six when his family moved to Moscow. This is where he first raced go-karts before first moving to Western Europe and racing competitively.[22] Kvyat currently lives in Monaco. In addition to his native Russian, he is also fluent in Italian, Spanish, English and has some ability in speaking Finnish.[23][24]

Rules introduced for the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship 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.[25]

Kvyat's hobbies include table tennis, football, wakeboarding and skiing.[26] He also likes heavy metal music, and has cited Metallica's "Whiskey in the Jar" cover and Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" as his two favourite songs.[27]

Until November 2015, Kvyat was one of the few drivers in motor racing to have an FIA Super Licence, but not a regular driving licence in his native Russia.[28]

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 Formula 3 European Championship Carlin 21 1 5 1 7 0 NC†
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
2014 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 19 0 0 0 0 8 15th
2015 Formula One Infiniti Red Bull Racing 19 0 0 0 1 95 7th
2016 Formula One Red Bull Racing 4 0 0 0 1 25 14th
Scuderia Toro Rosso 17 0 0 1 0
2017 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 15 0 0 0 0 5 19th
2018 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Development driver

† As Kvyat was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

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 CAT
FEA

20
CAT
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

4
VAL
SPR

5
SIL
FEA

4
SIL
SPR

4
NÜR
FEA

Ret
NÜR
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

7
SPA
FEA

1
SPA
SPR

6
MNZ
FEA

1
MNZ
SPR

2
YMC
FEA

1
YMC
SPR

5
1st 168

Complete FIA Formula 3 European 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 Volkswagen MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MNZ
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

12
HOC
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
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
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 20 21 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
14
BEL
9
ITA
11
SIN
14
JPN
11
RUS
14
USA
15
BRA
11
ABU
Ret
15th 8
2015 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 1.6 V6 t AUS
DNS
MAL
9
CHN
Ret
BHR
9
ESP
10
MON
4
CAN
9
AUT
12
GBR
6
HUN
2
BEL
4
ITA
10
SIN
6
JPN
13
RUS
5
USA
Ret
MEX
4
BRA
7
ABU
10
7th 95
2016 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB12 TAG Heuer 1.6 V6 t AUS
DNS
BHR
7
CHN
3
RUS
15
14th 25
Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 060 1.6 V6 t ESP
10
MON
Ret
CAN
12
EUR
Ret
AUT
Ret
GBR
10
HUN
16
GER
15
BEL
14
ITA
Ret
SIN
9
MAL
14
JPN
13
USA
11
MEX
18
BRA
13
ABU
Ret
2017 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Toro Rosso 1.6 V6 t AUS
9
CHN
Ret
BHR
12
RUS
12
ESP
9
MON
14
CAN
Ret
AZE
Ret
AUT
16
GBR
15
HUN
11
BEL
12
ITA
12
SIN
Ret
MAL JPN USA
10
MEX BRA ABU 19th 5

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

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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
Alex Lynn
Awards
Preceded by
Jules Bianchi
Autosport Awards
Rookie of the Year

2014
Succeeded by
Max Verstappen
New award FIA Rookie of the Year
2014
Succeeded by
Max Verstappen
Records
Preceded by
Sebastian Vettel
19 years, 349 days
(2007 United States Grand Prix)
Youngest Driver to score
points in Formula One

19 years, 324 days
(2014 Australian Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Max Verstappen
17 years, 180 days
(2015 Malaysian Grand Prix)