Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat Formula 1 racing driver, AlphaTauri 2020







Team: AlphaTauri

Nationality: Russian

Born: 1994 (26)

Profile: Testing the 1967 Bond film adage in strictly motorsport terms, Kvyat returned to the team he had already left twice. Replacing Brendon Hartley, the man who replaced him last and for whom F1 is now a fast receding dot in the rear view mirror. Meanwhile, the person who replaced him first – Max Verstappen – appears as a fast receding dot over the horizon for almost everyone else. Proving – alongside Sergey Sirotkin – that if nothing else, Russian Roubles trump nothing in F1, Kvyat nevertheless re-entered the sport via Helmut Marko which at least demonstrates a level of resilience invisible when he was busy falling off the track once a fortnight. Both Gasly and Albon’s records have not exactly been stellar in the lower categories so one could argue it’s only fair Franz Tost’s recent predilection for second chances, a.k.a. Help! Our Junior Driver Program Is Broken!!! should be exercised in favour of somebody who really did seemed destined for the top back in 2014