Kvyat honoured with Sochi grandstand


When Daniil Kvyat heads to Sochi for his home grand prix, F1’s only Russian driver will race in front of fans seated in the ‘Daniil Kvyat Stand.’

Next month, Formula 1 will visit Kyvat’s home country for the first time with the Sochi Autodrom playing host to the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

The new 5.853km track features 18 corners of which Turn 4 has a grandstand named after the Toro Rosso rookie.

“I was amazed to learn there will be a grandstand bearing my name at the Sochi Autodrom,” he said. “Usually, this is an honour reserved for drivers who have retired, so it is both surprising and a great privilege.

“I am very excited to race in Russia when I will finally get to perform in front of my home crowd, so that makes it a very important weekend.

“I’m sure feeling all that extra support will be a big boost when I’m on track. It’s definitely a historic moment and I hope everyone will enjoy the grand prix.”

As for his thoughts on the track layout, Kyvat says while it looks interesting, he won’t really know until he has driven it.

“It is still a bit early to talk about the details and the track layout because I haven’t actually been there yet,” he said.

“It does look like an interesting track with its long straights and numerous corners and I can’t wait to get there and see everything for myself.”