Well-known Motorsport expert Joe Sawad commented on the invitation Daniil Kvyat for the position of pilot for the development of the Ferrari and assessed the prospects of his return to Formula 1 as a combat racer.
“If you remember, in December 2014 the position of development driver, Ferrari took the previous dismissed racer Toro Rosso Jean-Eric Vergne. The Frenchman spent two seasons in the Scuderia, and then retired, freeing the place of Antonio Giovenali’s Saved in his blog. – In parallel, then a reserve pilot Ferrari was Esteban Gutierrez, who eventually took the place of the driver of the team Haas, though it lasted only one year.
Daniil Kvyat in a Ferrari. The beaten track of Faenza to Maranello
As you can see, the work of Ferrari can both be useful and be a waste of time. God knows which of these two ways to go to Daniil Kvyat.
He’s fast but a little aggressive rider. He had the chance, and great, because the Russians spent in the Formula 1 three and a half seasons. He moved from Toro Rosso to Red Bull Racing (maybe too early), and then, it seemed, would be among the elite of Formula 1, but they had Max Verstappen and broke the whole idyll. 21-year-old driver has never recovered from the blow received after a reverse translation in the Toro Rosso. Perhaps this madness is to put racers on the street at such a young age, but nothing helped. Kvyat will return if ever in the starting field? Probably not. Every year on the horizon there are new talented riders: Charles LeClair, Lando Norris… the way Formula 1 is.
In the end, Daniil Kvyat had 72 Grand Prix the same as the two-time champion Jim Clark, and I must admit, it was a great opportunity. He was lucky to get what he deserved: finished second in Hungary in 2015, was third in China in 2016. The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast not very good at predictions, but he admits that Kvyat will be back. I personally doubt it, but would be happy to be wrong.”
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