REPORT: Daniil Kvyat Considering a Move to Formula E for the 2022 Season

Published 09/28/2021, 4:14 AM EDT


Russian driver Daniil Kvyat left AlphaTauri at the end of last season to make way for Yuki Tsunoda and become the reserve driver for Alpine. With the drivers’ market for 2022 becoming the subject of massive speculation, many questioned whether he could make his way back to F1. But there are reports suggesting that the Russian could be driving in Formula E instead.

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When the 2020 season came to a close, the F1 community had thought they had seen the last of Kvyat on the grid. However, it did come as a surprise that the French team signed as a reserve driver. Although he hasn’t made an appearance this season, it is no surprise that he is looking for options away from the F1 grid.

Russia’s Daniil Kvyat is considering Formula E as an option in 2022

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When drivers don’t get the opportunity that they seek in Formula One, they look to Formula E; a prime example of this is the current world champion, Nyck de Vries. So, it is not a surprise to see Kvyat having talks with a team to join them next year.

As reported by The Race, Dragon Penske is the team that is trying to convince Kvyat to put pen to paper. However, it also suggests that the deal might not go through until November.

© Photo4 / LaPresse.29/08/2019 Spa Francorchamps, Belgio.Sport .Grand Prix Formula One Belgio 2019.In the pic: Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR14

It also revealed that Daniil’s management at All-Road Management ran by Nicholas Todt has held talks with the team for a possible drive in the championship next season. Additionally, Kvyat was also linked to Nissan e.dams, as Oliver Rowland had parted ways with the team.

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How’s the team doing this season in FE?

Dragon Penske currently sits in the eleventh spot in the championship with 47 points to their name this season. Their current driver lineup consists of Swedish driver, Joel Ericson, and Brazil’s Sergio Sette Camara.

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Additionally, it is also rumored that Camara will be on the team next season, further escalating the chances of Kvyat joining and competing in the Formula E championship in the upcoming season.

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Where do you think Daniil will end up next season? Will it be a reserve driver for the Enstone-based team or behind the wheel of a Formula E car? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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