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Featured F1 Half Term Report: Rate the Grid - Daniil Kvyat

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Daniil Kvyat, of Toro Rosso fame, is today’s driver up for the community vote treatment.

    The Russian has had a turbulent career in Formula One since making his debut in the sport back in 2013. Starting out in the prolific Toro Rosso team as a Red Bull junior driver, Kvyat soon found himself cast into the spotlight as a replacement for the outgoing four time World Champion Sebastian Vettel, however in a case of right place, wrong time, Kvyat’s tenure at the Milton Keynes squad wouldn’t be a happy one, with former team Toro Rosso stepping back into the breach to rescue a career potentially over before it even had a chance to begin.

    Unfortunately Kvyat can find himself involved in unnecessary accidents more often than he should, and with a talented young charger like Carlos Sainz alongside him at Toro Rosso, it will take all the 23-year-old’s speed and experience to remain in Grand Prix racing.


    Vote now to tell us how you rate the first half of 2017 for Daniil Kvyat, and leave a comment below!

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  2. Klodian Stafa

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    i think he can give more but drivers swap between him and max last year "killed" his talent
     
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  3. James Cook

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    Getting destroyed by Sainz in the championship when he's not destroying his own/other drivers' races.

    The new Maldonadoski.
     
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  4. Gopher04

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    He needs to practice his skills at the fairground in the bumper cars..I think he is at risk of losing his seat.
     
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  5. Coffer

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    cyka

    Earlier in the year he was doing okay, getting the vast majority of bad luck within the team (just like Verstappen at RB) while keeping pace with a largely unimpressive Sainz. Now he's reverted to his usual crashy form.

    The sooner Gasly replaces him, the better.
     
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  6. Jimlaad43

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    Red Bull ruined his career. Vergne should have been promoted instead of Kvyat when Vettel left, as it was too early for the Russian. He was a bit out of his depth at Red Bull, and the Verstappen swap didn't help. Now overdriving, he's not doing himself any favours. Formula E anyone?
     
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  7. Matthew327

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    Sadly, he's one of those wasted, burnt-out talents. Impressive form in his early F1 days, but that switch to Red Bull and back to Toro Rosso just killed him off. He's had Verstappen put in front of him, and his desperate attempts to prove his worth result in desaster more often than not.

    I'd be really surprised if Red Bull didn't drop him for Gasly in 2018. On the other hand, I could see him really flourishing if he landed basically any other race seat. Without the Red Bull F1 pressure, he might be a solid addition to any WEC or Formula E team.
     
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  8. Kasti

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    A driver without a future in F1... perhaps the russian navy would have more use for him and his torpedo skills...:whistling:
     
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  9. Tom Blackett

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    I'll have his seat, can't be any worse.
     
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  10. Kinex

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    Maldonardos lost russian twin
     
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  11. ale9357

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    F1 saw worse drivers than Kyivat. He had a good potential and showed some good stuff back in his rookie days but the driver swap with Verstappen at RB killed his morale and he never raced like he did before. Sainz jr is by far more consistent and faster. 2017 could be the last year for Daniil in F1: Gasly is making is way up to F1 and he'll probably replace him at Toro Rosso and I don't see,at the moment, any other team that can offer him a seat... Maybe some backmarkers but honestly is difficult...
     
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  12. Andrew Harper

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    I didn't comment on the other drivers so far as it's difficult to rate a driver sometimes if they are in a poor car, you can drive your heart out and still look terrible if the car underneath you is not delivering the goods.

    However....with Kyvat it's a slightly different matter. I feel Red Bull maybe handled the situation badly when they swapped him over with Verstappen but his mental toughness got him through that episode and I admire him for that at least.

    He looked more settled at Toro Rosso to start with but as @Jimlaad mentions he seems to be overdriving at the moment and just needs to calm down. The talent is there he just needs to take a step back and regroup, the car is points finishing material and he needs to make the best use of it without trying to throw it at the scenery.

    Oddly now I think about it, at the British GP on Friday he was really hanging onto the car, locking brakes, the car looked very lively. Whether it's a setup trait he likes I don't know but it looked hard work!

    Not sure if he'll be dropped for 2018 or not, he has a lot of financial backing but we'll see what happens after silly season...
     
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  13. Jan Larsen

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    This. So correct its almost poetic.
     
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  14. Coffer

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    Welcome to Red Bull, sadly. Ruined two careers in one go.
     
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  15. Leonardo Chaves

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    His worst problem isn't a lack of talent, he's not the most gifted but also not the least gifted driver on the grid.
    The problem is that coupled with his midling driving skill he brings arrogance and stupidity as a package, not a great combo to be honest.
     
  16. Sky

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    future SMP proto driver
     
  17. Stanislav Minakov

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    He was promoted too early and traditional Red Bull expectations of him was too big and unrealistic. I hope he'll find his place as far as possible from RB circus. And I'll keep supporting him.
     
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  18. rw3

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    His pace is ok, but the big problem is his attitude. It stinks. Nothing's ever his fault. Without acknowledging the things that he can change, he will never improve as a driver.
     
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  19. therealjeagles

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    ****ing woeful. If he gets a race ban (needs 2 more points before Mexico I think), I see Gasly in that car even after his race ban is over.
     
  20. Lorenzo Bonder

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    I'd rate him 4,

    but I still don't know who would finish what first:

    Me drinking a Russian vodka bottle or Daniil finishing a race with car unharmed.

    Someday I'll put this into test.
     
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