Kvyat handed Fer­rari de­vel­op­ment driver role

Manila Times - - MOTOR SPORTS - AFP

MI­LAN: Rus­sian Daniil Kvyat has been handed the role of de­vel­op­ment driver with Fer­rari, the Ital­ian For­muula One team con­firmed on Wed­nes­day.

“Time for good news to­day,” the 23- year- old— who was dropped by Toro Rosso last year— wrote on Twit­ter af­ter join­ing Charles Le­clerc and An­to­nio Giov­inazzi as Fer­rari’s re­serve driv­ers.

“Daniil Kvyat to be­come Scud­e­ria Fer­rari’s de­vel­op­ment driver,” Fer­rari tweeted just be­fore with­out spec­i­fy­ing what they ex­pect of the young driver.

Kvyat joined the Red Bull ju­nior pro­gram in 2010 and made his For­mula One de­but in 2014 with Toro Rosso.

At the end of his de­but sea­son he was pro­moted to the se­nior Red Bull team to re­place the Fer­rari- bound Se­bas­tian Vet­tel as Daniel Ric­cia­rdo’s team- mate.

He fin­ished sec­ond at the 2015 Hun­gar­ian Grand Prix, his best re­sult, be­fore claim­ing third at the 2016 Chi­nese Grand Prix.

But he crashed into Vet­tel dur­ing the 2016 Rus­sian Grand Prix lead­ing the Ger­man to brand Kvyat the “tor­pedo.”

Af­ter the Rus­sian race, Kvyat was moved from Red Bull to their sis­ter team Toro Rosso.

He lost his job there dur­ing the past sea­son with Fer­rari now se­cur­ing him a lifeline in F1. Daniil Kvyat


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