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The returning F1 reject who must deliver in 2019

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The returning F1 reject who must deliver in 2019
By: Adam Cooper
Oct 31, 2018, 10:58 AM

In just under four seasons, Daniil Kvyat racked up three stints at two Formula 1 squads, had four teammates and two podiums before his career in the championship seemed to be over. But for 2019, he's back in the Red Bull/Toro Rosso hotseat.

A year ago Daniil Kvyat's Formula 1 career appeared to be over. He had been told by Helmut Marko straight after the US Grand Prix that he was out of Toro Rosso and the Red Bull programme, and he seemed to have little chance of being picked up by anyone else.

A glimmer of hope came when he was chosen by Ferrari to undertake a simulator role, sharing the workload with Maranello proteges Antonio Giovinazzi and Antonio Fuoco. It was paid employment, but he knew it wasn't even worth dreaming about ever landing a race seat.

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