Current Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat or Danny Kvyat to you and I seemed to come as a shock to some as Toro Rosso's choice for a race seat that prompted all sorts of money accusations however if people had been paying attention then it might have been less of a shock.

With Ricciardo being promoted to the A-Team it was only logical that Toro Rosso were going to promote one of their youth squad to the race seat and whilst Kvyat was not at the front of the queue in the fame stakes he certainly got there in the results stakes. At the begining of 2013 he was third in line to the throne sitting firmly behind the ever popular 'oh-my-god-he's-a-future-world-champion' Felix Da Costa and the 'oh-my-god-he's-the-talented-son-of-a-rally-driving-champ' Carlos Sainz Jr. Da Costa was to run with the big boys in the 3.5 series, Sainz Jr was to run in GP3 with races in the 3.5 series when he could whilst Danny was to run in GP3 and as a none points scorer in European F3. Da Costa proceded to throw away his hard earned reputation with a string of mediocre results and as the season went on he looked more and more out classed by Magnussen and Van Dorne. Sainz Jr went at it like a wild man and never failed to look quick, however he was a complete magnet for accidents and most of the time you were watching him coming back through the field after having a nose cone taken off. Our friend Kvyat on the other hand played the slowly slowly catchy monkey game with a quiet but firm start to his GP3 season he kept himself in contention whilst his team sorted out issues with his tyres and then when it came to the start of the second half of the season in Spa he went into overdrive. In a GP3 season that has seen around 10 different winners and the winners of the feature races just falling off the pace in the sprint race Kvyat turned it on its head by winning the last 3 feature races and coming through the field for points finishes in the sprint races. At some points he looked Vettel like untouchable. If you look at that and compare it with what Da Costa and Sainz Jr were doing at the time it shouldn't be a shock to anyone that Toro Rosso decided he was the guy to promote.

Its no doubt that 2014 will be a tricky year for him in F1, although the commentators pronouncing his name will have just as tricky a time (The V is silent apparently). He's come in with brand new rules, very little track time and is up against a much under rated teammate in Jean Eric Vergne who might just have a point to prove. Also as Kyvat has spent the last 2 years winning everything in sight (GP3 Champion in 2013, Formula Renault 2.0 champion in 2012) it will take some time to adjust to fighting in the middle of the pack. Doesn't seem to be the best qualifyer in the world but he does seem to be very cool and calm under pressure and if you give him a good car he gets the best out of it. He also has the Vettel like ability of coming good just as its squeeky bum time.

No doubt you'll spend most of the year hearing about how he is the second Russian to race in F1 and that he'll be looking forward to his home race, however Kvyat was actually born in Bashkortostan which is a soverign state and a subject of Russia. So its all a bit Scotland/Britian which makes him Russia's answer to Paul Di Resta (although he'd prefer you to say Jackie Stewart). He was only born in April 1994 (only about a week before the death of Senna) which makes him not even 20 yet which always leaves the worry that he might crack under the pressure of it all.

It could be the Kvyat just becomes another name on the Red Bull failure list but don't think for a minute he hasn't earned his place in the team. I have a sneeky feeling he'll do better than a lot of people think he will do.

What do people think? Another Vettel or another Jamie Alguersauri?
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
I know 1 person who is a big fan of red bull's decision, when I can get odds on Max Verstappen winning the 2020 Australian GP

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F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
i said 3 weeks ago that for me if he goes back that would top easily the biggest shock of this silly season. now its confirmed I dont what im shocked by that kvyat asked to go back as it seems he was the instigator or that red bull said wanted to do it as they sacked with 3 times. I cant remember seeing a driver treated so dreadfully, yet he wants to go back
 

Angel

Race Winner
Contributor
F1Brits_90 I'd say it's a case of if he doesn't drive there he won't get another drive. So if it's them or nothing.... I'm not sure I'd want to go back either if I was Daniil after the way they behaved towards him. Good luck to him I'd say, he's probably going to need it.
 

Galahad

Not a Moderator
Valued Member
The way they treated him? You must mean the way they paid all his bills in the junior series, paving his way into F1, and rewarding some adequate performances for Toro Rosso with a promotion to the senior team?

It's only thanks to their generosity that we now know he isn't cut out for F1.
 
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cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff Member
Premium Contributor
Told off for my spelling earlier and now someone else has noticed I can't count either.

Good job I'm an unelected bureaucrat otherwise I'd be deselected.

LOL
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Some Kvyat Stats

Daniil Dvyat has had five years in Formula One facing off some very interesting teammates. Lets look at how he compares to them:


.................................Qualifying......Race Position......Points
2014 – Vergne...........12-7..............5-6.........................8-22
2015 – Ricciardo.........7-12.............7-6.......................95-92
2016 – Ricciardo.........0-4...............1-2.......................21-36
..........- Sainz...............6-11..............2-9.........................4-42
2017 – Sainz...............6-8................1-5.........................4-48
..........- Hartley............1-0.................1-0.........................1-0
2019 – Albon...............6-6.................6-3......................27-16

Career........................38-48.............23-31.................160-256

2014: So, first year in F1, looked good compared to Vergne, outqualified Verge, with a couple of high placings, but Verge had better results in the race. Kvyat promoted, Vergne ended up in Fomula E.

2015: Ricciardo outqualifeid Kvyat. Kvyat was a match for Ricciardo during race. Some people consider Ricciardo to be the 4th best driver in F1 and the defacto Renault team leader.

2016: After 4 races (including a podium), Kvyat was demoted to Torro Rosso.

2017: Ran 14 races, then replaced by Gasly, came back for race 17.

2019: First 12 races of the season. Albon gets promoted.
 
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olegg

Race Winner
The choice in favor of Albon against Kvyat on the transition to Verstappen
for the remaining 9 races of the season may even be in favor of Kvyat.
Losing to Verstappen, who caught the courage,
would be a very bad factor for future career of Kvyat.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
The choice in favor of Albon against Kvyat on the transition to Verstappen
for the remaining 9 races of the season may even be in favor of Kvyat.
Losing to Verstappen, who caught the courage,
would be a very bad factor for future career of Kvyat.

Well, I just think he got screwed once again by Red Bull (Helmut Marko). He should walk at the earliest possible moment. I assume he is under contract for next year, so should use the year to establish himself, and then go job shopping for other teams. He is young enough to rebuild a career. His only other hope is that Albon performs as badly as Gasly, but it is hard to imagine that anyone could do that. Most likely Albon is Red Bull's driver for next year.
 

olegg

Race Winner
Well, I just think he got screwed once again by Red Bull (Helmut Marko). He should walk at the earliest possible moment. I assume he is under contract for next year, so should use the year to establish himself, and then go job shopping for other teams. He is young enough to rebuild a career. His only other hope is that Albon performs as badly as Gasly, but it is hard to imagine that anyone could do that. Most likely Albon is Red Bull's driver for next year.

I just say that taking into account the previous communication of Kvyat with the "main" Red Bull team,
this is not the team where Kvyat should return.
He will never find full support there and will only be used as a temporary solution.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
He will never find full support there and will only be used as a temporary solution.

Clearly.....but I am guessing that they signed him to at least a two year contract with a third year option. So I am guessing he has no choice but to stay for 2020.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
After his podium in Germany and becoming a Dad you would think he was on his way back to the main team but since then

He has been

i) Overlooked by Red Bull and his teammate got the promotion to the main team
ii) Told to stay at Toro whether by contract or other means
iii) Outqualified by the demoted Gasly
iv) let down by the Honda engine and his car seems to be fragile like glass at moment
v) Not able to show well enough at his home race

All this adds up to being screwed over again by Red Bull

The man just can buy a break in his F1 career
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
After his podium in Germany and becoming a Dad you would think he was on his way back to the main team but since then

He has been

i) Overlooked by Red Bull and his teammate got the promotion to the main team
ii) Told to stay at Toro whether by contract or other means
iii) Outqualified by the demoted Gasly
iv) let down by the Honda engine and his car seems to be fragile like glass at moment
v) Not able to show well enough at his home race

All this adds up to being screwed over again by Red Bull

The man just can buy a break in his F1 career

Yes, but while he has looked very good at times, he has also been inconsistent. I am a Kvyat fan (and I dislike Helmut Marko), and I also believe he should have the Red Bull seat. Still, in light of his inconsistency, I can inderstand why Albon (or Hulkenberg) might be attractive.
 
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