Despite scoring his second career podium with Red Bull in China, finds himself back at sister team Toro Rosso from round five onwards after an unexpected seat swap with rising star Max Verstappen. Form then dips, before recovering well to ensure he is retained by the Italian team for 2017.
After a shaky start with Red Bull’s ‘senior’ team, Kvyat suddenly seems to find his feet around mid-season, capturing his first F1 podium with a fine run to second in Hungary before racking up enough points over the latter half of the year to pip more experienced team mate Daniel Ricciardo to seventh in the drivers’ standings.
Impressive debut F1 season with Toro Rosso, comparing favourably with experienced team mate Jean-Eric Vergne, making numerous Q3 appearances and scoring points at five rounds. Earns promotion to Red Bull Racing for 2015.
Competes in both European F3 and GP3 Series, winning the latter title. Tests for Toro Rosso, makes two Friday Grand Prix practice appearances for the team and lands a race drive for 2014.
Eases to Formula Renault 2.0 Alps title and finishes a close second behind McLaren youngster Stoffel Vandoorne in Eurocup, picking up numerous wins along the way.
After a winter racing in New Zealand-based Toyota Racing Series, moves up to Formula Renault 2.0. Finishes third in Eurocup and runner-up in Northern European Cup, with a hat-trick of victories at Monza in the latter.
Single-seater debut in Formula BMW with Red Bull backing. Despite tender age picks up tenth place overall in European series and two race wins in less-competitive Pacific series.