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Ex-F1 driver Kvyat files application for Formula E seat: "Would love to be part"

Tobias Bluhm

Tobias Bluhm

Daniil Kvyat has competed a total of 110 times in Formula 1, and has been on the podium three times during his time with the Red Bull and Toro Rosso/AlphaTauri teams. He has been racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship since 2023 before taking on a new role as a Lamborghini factory driver in the WEC and IMSA in 2024. But the Russian also has a possible Formula E program on his radar.

Already a few years ago, Kvyat's name surfaced in the context of Formula E. However, rumors of a possible Mahindra or Dragon involvement quickly faded. In April 2023, he took part in an official test for the first time with Nio 333 and got into the car as part of the rookie test in Berlin. Speaking to the 29-year-old reveals, "I was already pretty close to Formula E in 2018. But then Red Bull called me because they really needed me, and of course I accepted."

"This time it's different, but my interest in the series is still high," he says, explaining his current situation. One of the things that attracts him to Formula E is the environmental aspect, Kvyat reports, "I'm very interested in how it works to run a series without emissions. Formula E is working on this and is attracting a lot of attention. But it's also interesting for us drivers from a sporting point of view. I would be very happy to be part of it one day."

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