Daniil Kvyat will return to racing in 2022 after spending a year as a reserve rider for the Alpine F1 team as he has no place left in the Formula One stadium.
The Russian emphasized that in 2022 he will have to look for in the long run.
Kvyat lost his seat at the end of the 2020 season in AlphaTaurBy 2021, he had joined the Alps as a reserve rider. Now, however, he’s back in racing after signing with Team G-Drive Racing for the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
In addition to Kvyat Rene Binder and James Allen, the Oreca 07 will compete in the LMP2 class at Gibson.
“There are few more competitive classes and championships than prototypes and racing in WEC” – quoted Kvyatot at Motorsport.com.
“I can’t wait to make my debut with G-Drive Racing, a team at the pinnacle of endurance racing, and to be able to race for victory in WEC and of course Le Mans.”
Team boss Roman Rossinov said Kvyat’s contract was “very important”, but he doesn’t necessarily think we’ll never see the driver again in F1.
“I’ve been following Daniel’s career since GP3 and have always been in contact with him,” Roussinov explained.
“I find him very talented and love his style. I would have liked to give him a chance to win Le Mans, but I am sure his Formula One career is not over yet.”
Kvyat made his F1 debut in 2014 with Toro Rosso (now AlphaTauri) and then joined Red Bull in 2015. However, at the start of the 2016 season, Kvyat was downgraded to the junior team, while Max Verstappen was in the Red Bull main team.
There was a one-year hiatus in 2018, during which Kvyat was a rider for Ferrari developer. He then returned to the starting grid with Toro Rosso in 2019 and 2020, before being replaced in 2021 with Yuki Tsunoda.
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