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Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat

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Daniil Kvyat: bio Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat (Russian: Дании́л Вячесла́вович Квят, IPA: [dənʲɪˈil vʲɪtɕɪˈslavəvʲɪtɕ kvʲat], born 26 April 1994), is a Russian auto racing driver. 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. Full bio http://www.motorsport.com/driver/daniil-kvyat/bio

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Daniil Kvyat
Born Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat
(1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 23)
Ufa, Russia
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Russian
2017 team Toro Rosso
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
2010–12
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

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The Russian had been looking to retain links with the sport after being dropped by Toro Rosso before the end of last season, following some disappointing performances.Kvyat approached Williams to discuss the idea of racing for the Grove-based outfit, but instead the team is set to confirm that compatriot Sergey Sirotkin has got the seat alongside Lance Stroll – with an announcement on ... Keep reading

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At different points in the season, various Red Bull officials would openly express a preference for keeping the Toro Rosso line-up unchanged for next year.That made it all the more surprising – and quintessentially 'Formula 1' – when both Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat instead departed the Italian team midway through 2017.They had made for a handy midfield line-up – two drivers of ... Keep reading

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