Daniil Kvyat has been handed a Formula 1 lifeline by Ferrari, signing as their development driver for the 2018 season.
Dropped by Toro Rosso and the Red Bull family as a whole after last year’s United States GP, Kvyat turned to Williams seeking a race-seat.
That, though, failed to materialise with the team reportedly set to sign his compatriot Sergey Sirotkin.
And with Sirotkin’s drive all but confirmed, completing the 2018 grid, Kvyat was forced to look at other sources for employment.
Ferrari have announced that they have signed him as their development drive, a role that means simulator work and possible on-track testing.
It does, however, keep Kvyat in Formula 1 with a possibility of reclaiming a race-seat down the line.