Russian Daniel Kvgat will be a backup pilot for the Alpine team for this year’s Formula 1 season.
The 26-year-old has competed in 110 Formula 1 races since 2014 at Toro Rosso, Red Bull and Alpha Tauri and managed to climb to the podium three times, but he couldn’t win this Alpha Tauri. General due to the arrival of Japanese Konoda Juki. Place.
The Renault plant team, nicknamed Alpine, announced at an online auto show on Tuesday that Kvjat will be its backup pilot this season.
CEO Laurent Rossi said: “In the year of the pandemic, it is important to have a strong background. Daniel has already proven himself a fast and reliable rider in very challenging conditions.”
The two drivers in the Alps this year will be France’s Esteban Ocon and two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who will return to Formula 1 after two years, but Laurent Rossi indicated that they are very happy to have someone who can replace them if needed.
Last year’s Renault backup pilot was Russian Sergey Sirotkin, and this year’s test driver will be Chinese Chu Kuan Yew.
Racing cars are painted blue, white, and red instead of yellow and black, a nod to the colors of the French flag.
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