The Torpedo is again! Effectively that would be the case in 2019 as Daniil Kvyat has been introduced because the second driver at Torro Rosso subsequent season. The announcement comes forward of the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, Russia. Kvyat will likely be becoming a member of Brendon Hartley on the staff. The latter is contracted with the staff till the tip of subsequent yr. This would be the Russian racer’s second stint in Formulation 1 and third with the Torro Rosso staff. Kvyat steps rather than Pierre Gasly who has been promoted to Purple Bull Racing for the subsequent season.
Talking of Kvyat’s return, Toro Rosso staff boss Franz Tost mentioned, “I consider he deserves one other probability in Formulation One. Daniil is a excessive expert driver with improbable pure velocity, which he has confirmed a number of instances in his profession. There have been some tough conditions he needed to face prior to now, however I am satisfied for subsequent yr and that for subsequent yr, and issues on away from the races will assist him present his simple capabilities on observe. We’ll push very onerous to supply him with a great bundle, and I really feel the very best is but to return from his aspect. That is why we’re pleased to welcome him again to our staff, to start out a profitable season collectively.”
In his earlier Formulation 1 stint, Kvyat raced within the premier class championship between 2014 and 2017 bagging a seat with Torro Rosso, Purple Bull Racing after which again in Torro Rosso. The driving force was dropped from the line-up and axed from the Purple Bull driver programme for this yr owing to a poor present final season and moved to a Ferrari check function. Nonetheless, with Daniel Ricciardo shifting to Renault and Pierre Gasly promoted to the Purple Bull A staff, there was a gap for Kvyat to search out his approach again on the F1 grid.
Whereas Kvyat was applauded for his fast tempo, consistency remained a problem with the drive. Whereas a number of crashes additional added black marks over his efficiency. Owing to this Kvyat was changed by Max Verstappen forward of the Spanish GP in 2016 at Purple Bull, a choice that has paid off properly for the staff. In the meantime, Kvyat final raced Torro Rosso for Torro Rosso till the US GP in October 2017.
So much is anticipated from Kvyat who will get a second probability at F1. Whereas he’s anticipated to keep up his fast tempo and his fairly apt nickname “the torpedo”, a extra mature efficiency is anticipated this time.