Danyiil Kvjat made his debut at Toro Rosso in 2014, but in 2015 he was already driving at Red Bull Racing as a successor to Sebastian Vettel. The Russian didn’t perform badly, but for the sake of energy drink maker’s new savior, Max Verstappen, he was sent back to Toro Rosso after the first quarter of the 2016 season, where he couldn’t find himself. Kvjat was set aside after two-thirds of the season in 2017, sent off at the end of the year, but recalled to Toro Rosso by 2019 due to a lack of new self-educated pilots. He still performed acceptably last year, catching a podium at the rainy, chaotic German Grand Prix, but this year he is far behind his teammate Pierre Gasly.
France’s extension to 2021 was announced yesterday by Red Bull’s smaller team, but the complete silence over Kvjat was very eloquent, it seems certain the Russian won’t get more opportunities.
“I can honestly say I’m not worried at all. There will be what will be, no matter what. If I’m going to be in F1 again next year, it’s good not to, well not, ”he told Motorsport when asked about his future.
“Right now, I don’t even deal with this at all, it’s not a priority. But it can fit in a year of downtime, or whatever. We’ll see. I don’t know yet what will happen. In the remaining races, I’ll give it my all, it’s the best I can do: focus on the work, and then it turns out what the future holds. ”
To the question of what he was aiming for with the one-year omission, he responded as follows:
“I didn’t say it would be. But neither is it. I said everything was still open. In these crazy times, anything is possible. At the moment there is nothing to decide, so I have nothing to think about. I simply meant that any decision would fit me. I’m not afraid of any possibility. “