F1 » Daniil Kvyat to join Vergne at Toro Rosso

In a shock move, Toro Rosso has signed up 19-year-old Russian driver Daniil Kvyat straight from GP3 to take over from Daniel Ricciardo in 2014.

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October 21, 2013 10:27 PM

There is more to motor racing than F1 people, Kvyat has been on the international scene for a couple of years now and has shown a lot of potential. He is F1 quality but I do think he needs a couple more years in lower categories to mature as a driver. It does seem like a hasty decision so it's likely money played a part but he does have the components needed to succeed. Best of luck to him!


October 22, 2013 12:09 AM

Shock move for AF da C I'm sure...Strange they went for Daniil and not Carlos Sainz Jr as he was a bit quicker in the test they did IIRC.

Wonder if he brought a bit of extra coin to the table, but in general I'm glad to see young talent get a chance and he has shown some promise.


October 22, 2013 1:29 AM

Well look at it this way Gazza, if da Costa's wilted under the pressure of a potential F1 seat then how will he fare once actually in F1, or even in the RB team? On the plus side I don't see any news of da Costa being dropped from the notoriously harsh driver scheme so that's at least a positive that he can take away, assuming he's not about to be dropped any time soon.

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