From Formula 1 to NASCAR, debuting in Indianapolis

The Russian driver, formerly Toro Rosso and Red Bull, is trying to relaunch himself in the United States after the complicated recent years between his farewell to F1 and his failure to join the WEC. He will initially be with Toyota from Team Hezeberg

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Daniil Kvyat turns the page. After many years in F1, the 28-year-old Russian driver decided to change his environment. He will always be behind the wheel with one seat: the #26 Toyota Camry of Team Hezeberg competing in the US NASCAR Championship. A crucial step to relaunch his career after a 2021 stint as a reserve in the Alpine team and a missed debut at the start of 2022 at the World Endurance Championships. The premiere will take place the weekend of July 30 and 31 in Indianapolis, at one of the world’s most famous and famous racetracks.

new era

Kvyat is ready for a new challenge in his career: “I am very happy to be able to debut in the NASCAR Cup Series in Indianapolis. I have always been passionate about American racing and NASCAR is the most important form of US motorsport.” Daniel is a championship rookie, but he will also be a track rookie: “This will be my first time in Indianapolis and I can’t wait to see the track in person. From what I saw in the video, it’s a demanding circuit. I’m ready to take on this challenge, as well as compete in the NASCAR Cup Series. “.

Previous f1

Kvyat’s sporting history is connected with Formula 1. The Russian took his first steps in 2014 at the wheel of Toro Rosso, impressing with his speed. The qualities on display earned him the promotion to the Red Bull Factory Team instead of Sebastian Vettel. However, despite having won the podium in 21 races, his score was demoted to Toro Rosso, giving the seat to very young Max Verstappen. After an unexciting 2017, he left Faenza to become Ferrari’s third driver the following year. The 2019 and 2020 seasons last with AlphaTauri enriched with a platform. Now Daniel is trying to relaunch himself after a nightmare start to the year amid controversy over the exemptions the FIA ​​imposed on Russian drivers after the invasion of Ukraine and the failed landing in the WEC.

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