Daniil Kvyat returns to single-seater racing

Former Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat is set for a test run in NIO 333’s Formula-E car before the Berlin E-Prix.

Daniil Kvyat is set for a return to competitive single-seater racing as the Russian racing driver prepares for a test behind the wheel of NIO 333’s Formula-E car.

Kvyat raced for Toro Rosso, Red Bull and, most recently, AlphaTauri, leaving the Formula 1 grid at the end of the 2020 season to become Alpine’s reserve driver. 

Since stepping away from Formula 1, Kvyat has raced in the FIA World Endurance Championship and NASCAR.

Ahead of his test, Kvyat has participated in a simulator session for the Formula-E team and had a seat fitting.

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Currently, NIO’s race line-up consists of Sergio Sette Camara and Dan Ticktum, both in their early 20s, so Kvyat’s experience could prove a valuable edition. 

Alongside Kvyat’s test in Berlin, other drivers will be trying out a series of cars, including Jack Aitken with Envision and Zane Mahoney with Andretti.

Kvyat’s return to a single-seater competition would make him a rare Russian in the sport, although, under rules imposed after the invasion of Ukraine, the FIA would require him to compete under a neutral flag.

NIO is currently sat in P8 in the Teams’ Championship, with only Nissan, Maserati and ABT CUPRA behind them. 

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TAG Heuer Porsche leads the Teams’ Standings, while Pascal Wehrlein is at the top of the Drivers’ Championship.

NIO’s drivers, Sergio Sette Camara and Dan Ticktum, sit in P15 and P16 respectively. 

Six rounds of the Formula-E championship have been completed, with 10 to go, meaning the titles are all to fight for.