Daniil Kvyat hails from the city of Ufa in the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan. However, like all good kart racers, Daniil packed his bags and headed to Italy for serious competition and to this day lives in Rome with his family.
Daniil’s recording in karts saw him finish third in the KF3 European Championships and second in the WSK International Series. When single-seaters came calling, Daniil moved on to Formula BMW. In 2010 he finished tenth in the European Championship and also appeared as guest driver in the Pacific series, winning two of his eight races and taking three other podiums.
Along with Junior Team-mate Carlos Sainz Jnr, he transferred to Formula Renault 2.0 and competed in both the Northern European Championship and Eurocup. While Daniil’s season got off to a rocky start he gained confidence as the year went on and finished it winning the last four rounds of the NEC, including a peerless triple at Monza.
Daniil had an outstanding 2012 with 14 wins in Formula Renault 2.0. He competed in both the Eurocup, where 7 victories took him to 2nd place, and the Alps series, where another 7 wins gave him the title.
For 2013, he now steps up to GP3 with the MW Arden Team and found a quick pace right from the start of pre season testing in Estoril, back in February.Read more