Russian driver Daniil Kvyat will drive the 2014 Formula 1 season for Toro Rosso as he will replace Daniel Ricciardo who is off to Red Bull Racing. The 19-year-old Kyvat drove for Toro Rosso at the young driver test at Silverstone in July and is a product of the Red Bull Junior Driver Program.
Currently Kvyat drives in GP3 and is second in the points and also has competed in six rounds of the FIA European Formula Three Championship, winning once and taking five poles and five podiums in 2013. In 2012 Kvyat won the Formula Renault 2.0 Championship title and had seven wins.
“This is fantastic news, a dream come true and I want to thank Red Bull and Toro Rosso for giving me this priceless opportunity,” said Kvyat. “Ever since I began karting, I wanted to get to Formula One and now that wish will become reality next season."
“Daniil is a very talented driver, which can be seen from his results in all the junior categories," said Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost. “He impressed our team with a strong performance and very informative technical feedback at the young driver test in Silverstone. This suggests that the basic qualities from which he can progress are all in place. Daniil can be sure that we will use all our experience of training youngsters to give him the best possible start to his Formula One career."
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