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Kvyat handed Ferrari F1 development driver role

2018-01-11 09:29

Image: AP / Manu Fernandez

Italy - Russian Daniil Kvyat has been handed the role of development driver with Ferrari, the Italian Formuula 1 team confirmed on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old wrote: "Time for good news today," who was dropped by Toro Rosso last year , wrote on Twitter after joining Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi as Ferrari's reserve drivers.

Ferrari confirms via Twitter

Ferrari tweeted just before without specifying what they expect of the young driver:  "Daniil Kvyat to become Scuderia Ferrari's development driver," 

Kvyat joined the Red Bull junior programme in 2010 and made his Formula One debut in 2014 with Toro Rosso.

At the end of his debut season he was promoted to the senior Red Bull team to replace the Ferrari-bound Sebastian Vettel as Daniel Ricciardo's team-mate.

He finished second at the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix, his best result, before claiming third at the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix.

But he crashed into Vettel during the 2016 Russian Grand Prix leading the German to brand Kvyat the "torpedo".

After the Russian race Kvyat was moved from Red Bull to their sister team Toro Rosso.

He lost his job there during the past season with Ferrari now securing him a lifeline in Formula One.

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