Kvyat to get super licence next week

By on Friday, November 1, 2013

Kvyat Sport Und TalkToro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says that 2014 driver Daniil Kvyat will receive his super licence next week.

Kvyat, who is in contention for the GP3 title this weekend, will replace Red Bull bound Daniel Ricciardo next season.

"We will have a test with him next week to get the Super Licence," said Tost.

"Afterwards, he will go out on Friday in American and in Sao Paulo and of course we will have winter time, where he has to do a lot of work with physical training, mental training, then working on the simulator to prepare him as good as possible for the next season."

"I'm convinced he will do a good job because he is a very high-skilled driver. He has done, this year so far, a very good job in GP3 where he still can win the championship. He has 131 points, seven points behind the leader, and I'm quite sure that he will show a very good race tomorrow, and on Sunday."

"Apart from this he showed a very good performance in Formula 3 - in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship - where he won the last race in Zandvoort, starting from the pole position. If I remember correctly, his first race, in Hockenheim, he was also in pole position and finished the race in third. For us, for Red Bull and for Toro Rosso, he is a very high-skilled driver and I think that he will have a successful future."

Tost also denies that Kvyat's future team-mate, Jean-Eric Vergne, is merely at Toro Rosso as a stop gap until Antonio Felix da Costa or Carlos Sainz Jr are ready.

"I don't see this. He will race for us next year. Jean-Eric Vergne is a high skilled driver."

"He has shown a couple of very good races and if the team provides him with a good competitive car, he is always - and at every race track - able to show a very good performance. I see a good future for him."

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