Daniil Kvyat


Daniil Kwjat, also Daniil Kvyat (Russian Даниил Квят; * April 26, 1994 in Ufa ) is a Russian auto racing driver. He won the 2013 GP3 Series. 2014 he takes for the Scuderia Toro Rosso in Formula 1.


Like most racers began Kwjat his career in karting, where he was active until 2009. Kwjat was, among others, third in the FIA KF3 Championship ( 2008 and 2009 ) and runner- FIA KF3 Asia -Pacific Championship ( 2008) and the WSK KF3 International Series ( 2009).

2010 moved Kwjat into formula racing and was a member of the support program of Red Bull He joined for Euro International in the European Formula BMW. With a second place as best result he finished the season in tenth place championship. He also completed for Euro International six guest appearances in the Formula BMW Pacific. With two races he came first to the finish. In addition, he made his debut for Koiranen Bros. Motorsport in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, where he completed two guest appearances. He then took part for Koiranen Bros. motor sports at the winter series of the British Formula Renault Championship and graduated in fourth place from.

2011 joined Kwjat first for Victory Motor Racing in the Toyota Racing Series, the highest single-seater series in New Zealand, to four out of five events. He chose a race for himself and finished the season off in fifth place overall. He then returned to Europe to Koiranen Bros. Motorsport. He went to the team both in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, as well as in northern European Formula Renault. With two wins, he finished in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup third place in the overall standings in the Northern European Formula Renault he was with seven wins on the second championship course. In both series, he was a position behind his team-mate Carlos Sainz Junior. In addition Kwjat 2011 again took part in the winter series of the British Formula Renault and improved to third place. 2012 remained at Kwjat Koiranen Motorsport. In the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup seven races for themselves and the driver with the most wins was. However, in the overall standings he lost Stoffel Vandoorne with 234 to 244 points and finished second. In the Formula Renault Alpine, it was enough for Kwjat 2012 to win the title. With seven wins and 217 points he won against Norman Nato, who scored 214 points through.

2013 moved to Kwjat MW Arden in the GP3 Series. After a third place was his best result on the first five race weekends, he won the feature race at the last three events. At Spa -Francorchamps, he scored his first victory. An event at Monza later he repeated this result. With a victory in the following main race of the season finale on the Yas Marina Circuit is Kwjat secured an early title win in the GP3 Series. With 168 to 138 points he won against Facu Regalia. Kwjat had scored more points in the season, as his team mates Sainz Jr. and Robert Vişoiu together. In addition Kwjat 2013 Carlin graduated from 21 guest starts in the European Formula 3 Championship. He once came to the first and three times on the second place finish. He was, however, considered in any race since he took over as a guest. In addition Kwjat took 2013 Formula 1 test driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso in part.

2014 received Kwjat at the Scuderia Toro Rosso a Formula 1 cockpit. Already in his first race, the Australian Grand Prix, he scored the first points in ninth. He was the youngest pilot in the Formula 1 World Championship, who scored a point. After the second race he finished in twelfth place overall.


Kwjat chose the # 26 as its permanent Formula 1 race number.


Career stations

  • 2010: European Formula BMW ( # 10 )
  • 2010: British Formula Renault Winter Series (4th place )
  • 2011: Toyota Racing Series ( 5th place)
  • 2011: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup ( 3rd place)
  • 2011: North European Formula Renault (2nd place)
  • 2011: British Formula Renault Winter Series ( 3rd place)
  • 2012: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup (2nd place)
  • 2012: Formula Renault Alpine (Master)
  • 2013: GP3 Series ( Master )
  • 2014: Formula 1

Individual results in the GP3 Series

Statistics in Formula 1

Status: Grand Prix of Malaysia, March 30, 2014

Individual results

Records in Formula 1

  • Youngest driver who has scored a point (19 years, 324 days)