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LIGHTS TO FLAG: Daniil Kvyat on his rollercoaster ride with Red Bull, that seat swap, and a new chapter outside F1

Staff Writer

Mike Seymour

Daniil Kvyat was thrust into the F1 spotlight as one of the promising youngsters Red Bull hoped would emulate Sebastian Vettel’s success, but while he made it to the senior team in rapid time, their notoriously ruthless decision-making saw him just as swiftly moved aside for Max Verstappen. In our latest Lights to Flag feature, the Russian reveals all from his two stints as a Grand Prix driver – and what he’s been up to since…

From Russia to Rome to Red Bull

Born in Ufa in 1994, Kvyat headed more than 1,000 kilometres west to Moscow when his family relocated at the turn of the millennium. It was in Russia’s capital city that the youngster saw go-karts pounding around a track for the first time – igniting his passion and triggering a move even further afield.


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