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Toro Rosso announce 2014 line-up with Daniil Kvyat - Jean-Éric Vergne will be joined by the young Russian for next season

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Toro Rosso announce 2014 line-up with Daniil Kvyat
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The driver market for next year is still being speculated about, but one more of the spare seats has been filled. Toro Rosso were looking for a driver to replace the outgoing Daniel Ricciardo, and they have confirmed that Daniil Kvyat will line up alongside Jean-Éric Vergne for the 2014 season.

The 19 year old Russian is part of the Red Bull Junior Driver Programme and is currently participating in the GP3 Series, having won the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series in 2012.

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost spoke of their new driver, saying: “He impressed our team with a strong performance and very informative technical feedback at the young driver test in Silverstone. This suggests that the basic qualities from which he can progress are all in place.”

Daniil himself is obviously very excited to be stepping up to F1, and adds: “The fact I am based in Italy and speak Italian will, I’m sure, help me to become part of the team very quickly.”