Formula 1 Driver Details
Data and Statistics
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1994||Championships||1 (0 Won)|
|Place of Birth||Ufa, RUS||Grand Prix||19 (0 Won)|
|Weight/Height||58 kg / 175 cm||Poles||0|
|First GP||March 16, 2014||Fastest Laps||0|
|Last GP||November 23, 2014||Highest Position||9 (x2)|
|Constructors||Toro Rosso, Red Bull||Highest Pole||5 (x0)|
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Daniil Kvyat was born in 1994 in Ufa, Russia and began racing karts at eight years old.
In 2009 he finished third in the KF3 European Championship and runner up in the WSK International Series.
The step-up into single-seater racing came the year after when he took part in the Formula BMW Pacific series the Formula BMW Europe series, which he finished 10th, for the EuroInternational team.
During January and February of 2011 he took part in the Toyota Racing Series held in New Zealand and finished fifth overall. For the remainder of the year he took part in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with Koiranen GP.
He finished the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup runner-up to teammate Carlos Sainz Jr and third in the Eurocup.
For 2012 he took part in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series, which he won, and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series again this time finishing runner-up, just missing out on the championship win.
The Russian joined the MW Arden team in GP3 and European Formula Three with Carlin Motorsport. He won the GP3 series with three wins and won one race in F3 but was ineligible for points as he was a late registration.
His consistency in GP3 won him a race seat at Toro Rosso as a replacement for Daniel Ricciardo, who moved to Red Bull Racing.
Car number: Kvyat chose the number 26 for his car as he has no previous connections to the number and wanted to make one.
By Rosie Baillie