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Next race: September 27, 2015

JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

Suzuka Circuit, JP

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25˚ 77˚ CURRENT
14:00 LOCAL TIME
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FIRST F1 GRAND PRIX: 1976
FIRST GP AT SUZUKA: 1987
NUMBER OF LAPS: 53
CIRCUIT LENGTH: 5.807km
RACE DISTANCE: 307.471km

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Daniil Kvyat

Russia
26
Nationality
Russian
Hometown
Ufa, Russia
Date of birth
26/Apr/1994

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    ABOUT DANIIL


    Whatever awaits Daniil Kvyat in the coming years, he is unlikely to forget the last few months of 2014, when, in the wake of the announcement that Sebastian Vettel would be leaving the team at the end of the season, the young Russian found out that following his debut season for our sister team Toro Rosso, he would be replacing the four-time champion at Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

    Admittedly they're big shoes to fill, but ever since he was a youngster the kid from Ufa in Russia has…

    ABOUT DANIIL


    Whatever awaits Daniil Kvyat in the coming years, he is unlikely to forget the last few months of 2014, when, in the wake of the announcement that Sebastian Vettel would be leaving the team at the end of the season, the young Russian found out that following his debut season for our sister team Toro Rosso, he would be replacing the four-time champion at Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

    Admittedly they're big shoes to fill, but ever since he was a youngster the kid from Ufa in Russia has been taking on big challenges and overcoming them.

    Daniil first encountered motorsport when, aged nine, he saw a local go-kart track on the way home from school and begged to have a go. Bitten by the racing bug, he was soon competing seriously in Russia, but when the time came to step up to the next level, there were few top-line options in his home country.

    And so, in 2007, the entire Kvyat family moved to Rome to be nearer to the heart of European karting.

    In 2008 he finished third in the KF3 European series and was runner-up in the WSK international series. He eventually made the switch to single-seaters in 2010, with support from the Red Bull Junior Team programme, which found him a berth in Formula BMW in Europe and in the Pacific series. Over the following winter he honed his skills in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand and then, in 2011, he returned to Europe to move up to Formula Renault 2.0, in which he raced full seasons in both the Eurocup and North European Cup competitions of the category.

    Daniil came third in the Eurocup and second in the NEC and opted to stick with Formula Renault 2.0 for 2012. This time he finished as runner-up in the Eurocup series, but won the category's Alps series title, taking seven wins along the way.

    With a title in the bag, Daniil's next challenge was the 2013 GP3 series. The rookie began in fine style finishing just off the podium three times in the first three race weekends. As the season hit its midpoint, Daniil didn't look like championship contender, but in the second half of the campaign he blossomed winning three of the final six races to lift the title. The performance, in his debut season, was enough to fast track him to Formula One and soon after his G3 triumph he was named as Toro Rosso's 2014 replacement for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing-bound Daniel Ricciardo.

    Kvyat made his F1 debut, aged 19, in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, where he finished ninth, breaking Sebastian Vettel's record as the youngest points-scorer in Formula One. He went on to score points in the Malaysian, Chinese, British and Belgian Grands Prix, finishing 15th in the World Championship.

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