Daniil Kvyat joins Lamborghini

Former Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat has been unveiled as a Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Driver, testing their prototypes.

Lamborghini Squadra Corse has announced former Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat as its official factory driver, with responsibility for testing their LMDh prototype ahead of the 2024 WEC and IMSA Championships.

In this position, Kvyat will join Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli and Romain Grosjean.

Throughout 2023, the trio will carry out test and development work for the Lamborghini team’s prototype car, which he will drive in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship next year.

As the FIA does not allow drivers to race under the Russian flag since the war in Ukraine, Ufa-born Kvyat will compete under an Italian race licence.

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“I am very happy to have joined Lamborghini Squadra Corse, it is a great honour for me,” Kvyat said

“Lamborghini is a very well-known Italian brand with a great history in automotive world and, having grown up in Italy, this is an additional source of pride for me. 

“We hope to achieve many goals together, I thank you for your trust in me and I look forward to starting work on the LMDh project later this year.”

“As a group, we are very excited to welcome Daniil to Lamborghini and believe he will be a strong asset to our LMDh project over the course of the 2023 season,” Giorgio Sanna, head of motorsport at Lamborghini Squadra Corse, added.

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“Daniil’s main role with us will be working closely with our engineers and mechanics on the prototype car which will debut next year and given his vast experience in other racing categories, I have no doubt that he will play a crucial part in us hitting the ground running in 2024.” 

Kvyat raced in Formula 1 for Toro Rosso, Red Bull and AlphaTauri before he left the main grid, becoming a reserve driver at Alpine.

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Since he left that role in Formula 1, Kvyat has raced in the FIA World Endurance Championship and NASCAR.

Alongside this new role, Kvyat could be set for a return to single-seater racing, with a test run scheduled in NIO 333’s Formula-E car before the Berlin E-Prix.

He will also appear in the World Endurance Championship this year for PREMA Racing in the LMP2 class.