Red Bull Junior Team 2013 - Driver - Daniil Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat had a great 2012 with 14 wins in Formula Renault 2.0. He contested both the Eurocup where 7 victories took him to 2nd place and the Alps series where another 7 wins gave him the title. He now steps up to GP3 with the MW Arden Team and was fast right from the start of pre season testing in Estoril back in February.
Born on April 26, 1994 in Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, Daniil Kvyat first stepped into a kart when he was just eight. After being spotted racing at his local ‘Kart-land’, Kvyat began racing competitively in 2005. Twelve months later, he and his family moved to Rome, Italy, and Daniil started competing in the Italian Championship. He has become an avid AS Roma soccer fan.
In 2008 the Russian finished third in the KF3 European Championship and runner-up in the Asia Pacific Championship. 2009 saw him take 2nd in the WSK International Series and 3rd in the European Championship. For 2010 he stepped up to open wheel formula cars and drove Formula BMW in the European and Pacific series, he picked up 2 wins in the Pacific races.
Kvyat went to New Zealand and contested the Toyota Racing Series in January and February 2011 with Victory Motor Racing, finishing fifth in the championship with a win in the Dan Higgins Trophy at Manfield and another 5 podiums.
Those experiences prepared him well for the summer season in Europe and the move to Formula Renault Eurocup and NEC, he was 3rd and 2nd respectively.
Kvyat joined Koiranen Motorsport with his Formula BMW and Red Bull Junior teammate Carlos Sainz, Jr. for a full 2011 seasons in both Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup. He finished as runner-up behind Sainz, Jr. in the NEC standings with 7 wins (including a hat-trick at Monza). In Eurocup he was often chasing Sainz Jr. but scored victories at Spa and the Nürburgring.
While Sainz moved on to F3 Kvyat remained with the Renault series. It paid off and his great 2012 results showed he had little more to learn in Renault 2.0 and a move to GP was an obvious step for 2013. He joins fellow Red Bull Carlos Sainz Jr. in the MW Arden team and their rivalry is certain to be renewed.
At the beginning of May Kvyat got the chance to race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship round at Hockenheim driving a Dallara VW for Carlin. Pole for Race 3 and a 3rd place finish in that race led to him signing up for the rest of the season. Remaining a guest driver, he does not accrue championship points.
|2012:||1st Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, 7 wins, 4 pole positions, 8 podiums, 4 fastest laps
2nd Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, 7 wins, 4 pole positions, 9 podiums, 5 fastest laps.
|2011:||3rd Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
2 wins. 2 pole positions. 6 podiums. 3 fastest laps
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
7 wins. 2 pole positions. 13 podiums. 5 fastest laps
|2010:||10th Formula BMW Europe Championship
4th Michelin Formula Renault Winter Cup
|2009:||1st South Garda Winter Cup (KF3)
2nd WSK International Series (KF3)
|2008:||2nd Asia-Pacific Championship (KF3)
3rd European Championship (KF3)
2 times winner of Trofeo Top Driver (KF3)
1st Torneo Industry (KF3)
1st Bridgestone Cup Europe (KF3)
1st Silver Cup (KF3)
|2007:||1st 10° Trofeo del Grifone (100 junior)
1st 8° Trofeo Rambo Racing 1°pr. (100 junior)
1st Pista Cogis Kart (100 junior)
1st 8° Trofeo Rambo Racing 3°pr. (100 junior)
4th Valle del Pantano (100 junior)
1st Trofeo Caro Rosario 1 Prova (100 junior)
3rd 4 Coppa Internazionale del Vesuvio (KF3)
1st Trofeo Caro Rosario 2 Prova (100 junior)
1st Trofeo Internazionale Concorrente (100 junior)