Toro Rosso new kid Kvyat wraps up GP3 Series title in style at Yas Marina
3 November, 2013
A month ago Russian teenager Daniil Kvyat was hardly known outside the junior ranks of motorsport. As a Toro Rosso driver for 2014 the focus of the motorsport world is on just about everything he does and he is proving himself in the best way possible by winning races and now a championship.
Kvyat clinched the 2013 GP3 Series Championship after a clinical win in Abu Dhabi driving for the Red Bull backed MW Arden team.
The GP3 Series site reports, “Following the recent announcement that Kvyat will graduate to F1 next year, the Russian has been in scintillating form, dominating every session and took victory in a commanding and mature style.”
With one race still to go in the season, at Yas Marina on Sunday, Kvyat on 162 points in the Drivers’ Standings cannot be caught,
Asked how it sounds being called 2013 GP3 Series Champion, the ecstatic young Russian said, “It sounds great! I mean I’m really, really happy and I’m proud of myself, the team and everyone involved this year. It’s a strong result and to be going to Formula 1 like this…it could not be better than that!”
As for the big step he will be taking from GP3 to F1, starting with FP1 duty for Toro Rosso in Austin and at Interglagos, Kvyat said, “GP3 is a really good place to be for young drivers: we race at the same tracks as Formula 1, in the same conditions all the time and also, the tyres are really similar.”
“I think it’s a better preparation than what people think. I’m really looking forward to the next step, but right now, I also want to enjoy this and celebrate. We worked hard for it. We deserve to enjoy it!” added the 19 year old.
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