|1||Australia||Albert Park||March 15||Red Bull (RB11)||ret||13|
|2||Malaysia||Sepang||March 29||Red Bull (RB11)||10||5|
|First race||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park||March 16, 2014||Race results|
|Last race||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park||March 15, 2015||Race results|
Kvyat rose remarkably quickly in to Formula One. Having followed a similar path to many in to motorsport - karting - Kvyat started driving single-seaters in 2010 as Red Bull backed him to compete in Formula BMW Europe. While he didn't exactly shine in his debut year on the continent - a second place at Monza his best result - he won twice in Malaysia while driving in the Pacific series.
After that he stepped up to Formula Renault 2.0 and won twice in the Eurocup racing alongside Carlos Sainz Jr. He also competed in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand and finished fifth in the championship. Another year in Formula Renault 2.0 followed and was much more productive as Kvyat finished second in the standings to Stoffel Vandoorne and won the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps championship.
Red Bull then moved Kvyat in to GP3 rather than the Formula Renault 3.5 series, and he made quick progress throughout the season to go in to the season finale seven points off the championship lead. He combined his GP3 duties with appearances in European F3 and took five pole positions, seven podiums and a win at Zandvoort.
Kvyat's performances in 2013 led Red Bull to quickly elevate him to Formula One as he was announced as Daniel Ricciardo's replacement at Toro Rosso in 2014. Following the announcement, he duly sewed up the GP3 title in Abu Dhabi.
Though just 19 at the start of his rookie F1 season Kvyat immediately impressed, finishing well when he was able to get the most out of his unreliable Toro Rosso. He made such an impression on Red Bull that he was immediately named as Sebastian Vettel's replacement for 2015 when the German's shock departure was announced in Suzuka. He will partner Daniel Ricciardo in 2015.
Strengths and weaknesses
Remarkably quick, Kvyat demonstrates a cool head behind the wheel which belies his tender age. Like with any young driver there are still imperfections to iron out but Kvyat has all the makings of a future star.
Being chosen as four-time world champion Vettel's replacement at Red Bull for 2015 when he had only 14 grand prix starts under his belt. Qualifying fifth at his home race in Russia was the on-track highlight of his debut season.
An anonymous debut season in Formula BMW Europe after being picked up by Red Bull. Fortunately for Kvyat it had little bearing on his career trajectory in the long run.
He is fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Russian.
Hamilton beats Vettel to pole in the wet (March 28, 2015)
Rosberg fastest ahead of qualifying (March 28, 2015)
Hamilton tops FP2 despite niggling issues (March 27, 2015)
Rosberg fastest as Hamilton has engine trouble (March 27, 2015)
- Hamilton beats Rosberg to dominant Mercedes victory (March 15, 2015)
March 15, 2015
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