Kvyat: Options but don’t know about RBR reserve

Michelle Foster


Daniil Kvyat says he has “many options” on the table for next season but isn’t sure whether he’ll be offered a Red Bull reserve driver role.

The AlphaTauri driver is set to lose his race seat at the end of this season.

While Pierre Gasly has already been confirmed by the team, the second seat is expected to either go to Formula 2 driver and Honda protégé Yuki Tsunoda or Alex Albon if the latter is dropped from the senior team.

Kvyat is out, at least out of a race seat.

There is the potential for him staying on as part of the Red Bull family in a reserve driver role.

He, however, hasn’t given that idea much thought.

“I don’t know,” he told Grandpx.news.

“I haven’t thought about it yet so let’s see what options there are after the end of the season.

“I will review them and choose the one that suits me best.”

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Red Bull, though, may not be his only option for a reserve driver role.

According to the 26-year-old Russian, there has been “interest” from other teams with Kvyat having previously spent a year, 2018, as Ferrari’s simulator driver.

“People call me sometimes – there is a lot of interest in me from different places,” Kvyat added.

“I already said that my work with this team was for 2019 and 2020, so now we will see what happens next.

“Regardless of what other people decide, I will decide what to do with my life and my career after Abu Dhabi.

“So yes I talk with people and my manager Nicolas Todt also keeps in touch, so there could be interesting options for my future.”

A year on the sidelines could also be on the cards.

He said: “What I said is that I had options, and one of them was to spend the next year on vacation – just to enjoy other things that are not available to me in Formula 1.

“As I said, I have many options, I just don’t know what I will be doing (next year) right now.”

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