Daniil Kvyat info & statistics

Daniil Kvyat, Wiki info, Bio, F1 Career Stats & Podiums
NameDaniil Kvyat
CountryRussian Federation Russian Federation
Place of BirthOefa
Date of BirthApr 26th 1994 - 26 years old
First Race2014 Australian Grand Prix
Last Race2020 Portuguese Grand Prix
Best Qualifying4th - (3 times)
Best Result2nd - 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix
First Podium2015 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last Podium2019 German Grand Prix
Daniil Kvyat races car number 26 for AlphaTauri

Daniil Kvyat F1 Stats

Race Entries107
Race Starts105
Race Wins0
Pole Positions0
Fastest Laps1 (0,9%)
Podiums3 (2,8%)
Points Finishes42 (39,3%)
Retirements23 (21,5%)
Total Points184
Total Laps5.534

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Daniil Kvyat Biography

Daniil Kvyat first practice with the Toro Rosso STR8 (Brazil 2013)

Daniil Kvyat first practice (STR8 Brazil 2013)

A GP3 championship in 2012 was the catalyst for the surprise move to Toro Rosso as Kvyat had a strong finish to claim the title. He joined the Red Bull academy in 2010 and has also claimed the Formula 2.0 Alps trophy.

Sebastian Vettel’s replacement at Red Bull will be entering only his third season in Formula 1, emphasising how talented many consider young Russian Daniil Kvyat to be.

Kvyat impressed at Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso in 2014, and he was picked over the more experienced Jean-Eric Vergne for Vettel’s seat.

Red Bull has shown ruthlessness before with their young drivers, and history shows that they only promote the very best to the main team.

Daniil Kvyat first F1 Grand Prix race (Australia 2014)

Daniil Kvyat first F1 GP race (STR9 Australia 2014)

However, Kvyat made a lasting impression in his first season by beating Daniel Ricciardo in the championship standings.

The 21-year-old was chosen ahead of more experienced drivers to get the Toro Rosso's 2014 seat , and he duly delivered a promising season by scoring eight points including two on his debut in Australia.

Naturally fast, his most impressive performances came in qualifying where he finished fifth on two occasions, including in home race at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

With Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen in place at Toro Rosso in 2015, Kvyat was under immediate pressure to impress at his new team, just as his new team-mate Daniel Ricciardo did in 2014.

Daniil Kvyat of Scuderia Toro Rosso and Russia during practice for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 9, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

Daniil Kvyat of Scuderia Toro Rosso and during practice for the 2017 Canadian GP in Montreal

After a sluggish start, he found form and secured his first podium with 2nd in Hungary. As the season went on, he grew in confidence and Ricciardo struggled to compete.

2016 was not a good season for Daniil. After being responsible for 2 collisions early in the season he was replaced by upcoming star Max Verstappen. Daniil did not pick up his pace of earlier seasons and was outperformed by Carlos Sainz, his new very talented Spanish teammate.

In 2017 Kvyat was driving for Toro Rosso, but didn't perform as he use to and made again a lot of error's. His mistake during the Singapore GP probably has ended his driving at Toro Rosso that season. He was replaced after the US GP by Pierre Gasly.

Kvyat was ousted by Red Bull and was lucky to get a development roll at Ferrari that kept him fit and connected to the Formula 1 world. During the 2018 F1 season he was their simulation driver. On the 29th of September Toro Rosso announced that the Russian driver would race for the team during the 2019 F1 season.

No Red Bull return for Kvyat in 2019

Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso celebrating finishing 3rd during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

2019 was a year of not many expectations for the Russian since he did not start one of the last 24 races in the F1 championship. However, he performed very well from the start, scoring a point for Toro Rosso in the Australian Grand Prix and scoring points at Spain, Monaco, and Canada showing good overtaking skills. He had tough races at France and Austria, however, he returned to the points with a ninth-place in Britain and scored an unbelievable podium at Hockenheim in the rain, a day after his daughter was born. It was the third podium of his F1 career and the second in Toro Rosso's history.

After scoring more points than his teammate Alex Albon in the first half of 2019, his sensational podium at Germany, and Pierre Gasly's struggles with Red Bull, the Russian was a candidate for many to take Gasly's seat at Red Bull. However, it was Albon who was promoted to the main team, as the Austrian squad announced on the 12th of August.

After the disappointment of not replacing Gasly at Red Bull, Kvyat then got outscored by the French driver in the final half of 2019. The Russian driver's best score of the second half of the 2019 season occurred at Belgium, where he finished in a solid seventh place. Then, he only finished in the points three times (10th at Suzuka and Brazil and ninth in Abu Dhabi).

Kvyat finished the 2019 campaign in 13th place in the World Drivers' Championship with 37 points.


Daniil Kvyat Helmets


Daniil Kvyat F1 Cars



Daniil Kvyat Final Championship Results



Daniil Kvyat F1 Seasons Summary

YearTeamEngineGP1st2nd3rdPodPoleLapsFLAvg PtsPoints
2020 Italy AlphaTauri Honda120000067001.1714
2019 Italy Toro Rosso Honda2100110119401.7637
2017 Italy Toro Rosso Ferrari150000072900.335
2016 Austria Red Bull
Italy Toro Rosso
2015 Austria Red Bull Renault1801010102805.2895
2014 Italy Toro Rosso Renault190000094300.428



Daniil Kvyat F1 GP Race Classifications

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8th1 Time
9th13 Times
10th14 Times
11th8 Times
12th12 Times
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DNF20 Times
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Daniil Kvyat F1 GP Race Results

10720202020 Portuguese Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda13190
10620202020 Eifel Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda13150
10520202020 Russian Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda1184
10420202020 Tuscan Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda1276
10320202020 Italian Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda1192
10220202020 Belgian Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda11110
10120202020 Spanish Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda12120
10020202020 70th Anniversary GP result26AlphaTauriHonda16101
9920202020 British Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda19DNFSpun off0
9820202020 Hungarian Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda17120
9720202020 Styrian Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda13101
9620202020 Austrian Grand Prix result26AlphaTauriHonda1312Suspension0
9520192019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda1392
9420192019 Brazilian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda16101
9320192019 USA Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda13120
9220192019 Mexican Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda9110
9120192019 Japanese Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda13101
9020192019 Russian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda19120
8920192019 Singapore Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda14150
8820192019 Italian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda12DNFOil leak0
8720192019 Belgian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda1976
8620192019 Hungarian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda13150
8520192019 German Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda14315
8420192019 British Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda1792
8320192019 Austrian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda16170
8220192019 French Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda19140
8120192019 Canadian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda10101
8020192019 Monaco Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda876
7920192019 Spanish Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda992
7820192019 Azerbijan Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda6DNFCollision damage0
7720192019 Chinese Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda11DNFCollision damage0
7620192019 Bahrain Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda15120
7520192019 Australian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda15101
7420172017 USA Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari11101
7320172017 Singapore Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari13DNFCrashed0
7220172017 Italian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari8120
7120172017 Belgian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari19120
7020172017 Hungarian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari16110
6920172017 British Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari12150
6820172017 Austrian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari14160
6720172017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari10DNFElectrics0
6620172017 Canadian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari11DNFPower Unit0
6520172017 Monaco Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari914Collision0
6420172017 Spanish Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari2092
6320172017 Russian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari12120
6220172017 Bahrain Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari11120
6120172017 Chinese Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari9DNFHydraulic failure0
6020172017 Australian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari992
5920162016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari17DNFGearbox0
5820162016 Brazilian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari14130
5720162016 Mexican Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari10180
5620162016 USA Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari13110
5520162016 Japanese Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari13130
5420162016 Malaysian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari15140
5320162016 Singapore Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari792
5220162016 Italian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari16DNF0
5120162016 Belgian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari19140
5020162016 German Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari19150
4920162016 Hungarian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari12160
4820162016 British Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari14101
4720162016 Austrian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari22DNFMechanical0
4620162016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari6DNFSuspension0
4520162016 Canadian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault16120
4420162016 Monaco Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault8DNFCollision0
4320162016 Spanish Grand Prix result26Toro RossoFerrari13101
4220162016 Russian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault8150
4120162016 Chinese Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault6315
4020162016 Bahrain Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault1576
3920162016 Australian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault18DNSEngine0
3820152015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault9101
3720152015 Brazilian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault776
3620152015 Mexican Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault4412
3520152015 USA Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault4DNFSpun off damage0
3420152015 Russian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault11510
3320152015 Japanese Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault10130
3220152015 Singapore Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault468
3120152015 Italian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault18101
3020152015 Belgian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault12412
2920152015 Hungarian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault7218
2820152015 British Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault768
2720152015 Austrian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault15120
2620152015 Canadian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault892
2520152015 Monaco Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault5412
2420152015 Spanish Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault10101
2320152015 Bahrain Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault1792
2220152015 Chinese Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault12DNFEngine0
2120152015 Malaysian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault592
2020152015 Australian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault13DNSEngine0
1920142014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault5DNFDriveshaft0
1820142014 Brazilian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault17110
1720142014 USA Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault17150
1620142014 Russian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault5140
1520142014 Japanese Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault13110
1420142014 Singapore Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault10140
1320142014 Italian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault11110
1220142014 Belgian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault1192
1120142014 Hungarian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault10140
1020142014 German Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault8DNFFire0
920142014 British Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault992
820142014 Austrian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault7DNFPuncture0
720142014 Canadian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault15DNFDrive train0
620142014 Monaco Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault9DNFExhaust0
520142014 Spanish Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault13140
420142014 Chinese Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault13101
320142014 Bahrain Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault12110
220142014 Malaysian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault11101
120142014 Australian Grand Prix result26Toro RossoRenault892



Daniil Kvyat F1 Podium Finishes

320192019 German Grand Prix result26Toro RossoHonda14315
220162016 Chinese Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault6315
120152015 Hungarian Grand Prix result26Red BullRenault7218



Daniil Kvyat F1 Pole Positions




Daniil Kvyat Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2014Toro RossoJean-Eric Vergne968230000811109
2015Red BullDaniel Ricciardo2295920000109613
2016Red BullDaniel Ricciardo32216000011506
Max Verstappen12401200000211
Toro RossoCarlos Sainz Jr.96436000031259
2017Toro RossoBrendon Hartley10131000001010
Carlos Sainz Jr.9444800005977
2019Toro RossoAlexander Albon36271600007575
Pierre Gasly72103200004527
2020AlphaTauriPierre Gasly711463010057210



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