The Torpedo has returned in with a vengeance! After one hell of a race at Hockenheim on Sunday, Daniil Kvyat appears to be a new driver. After being demoted from the senior Red Bull team after colliding with Sebastian Vettel in the 2016 Russian Grand Prix, he had a run of tough luck and a lot of mistakes. Ultimately he was replaced with Pierre Gasly for the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2017. This only lasted two races until Carlos Sainz was picked up by Renault for the United States Grand Prix. He finished tenth in this race but was then dropped again and replaced by the Kiwi Brendon Hartley. For 2018, Ferrari picked him as their reserve driver. Whatever Ferrari did to him, it worked!
This past weekend in Germany was arguably one of the best weekends of his career, and possibly life. He started fourteenth on the grid, which was less than ideal. However, with the weather how it was, there is always a chance for a freakish race. That’s exactly what we got! Not only did Kvyat, aka The Torpedo, drive a fantastic race finishing on the podium (his first podium since China 2016, but he and Kelly Piquet had a baby girl the night before. That’s one hell of a 24 hours for the once down and out driver. It’s looking up for Daniil, and The Torpedo has Returned and is ready to FIGHT!
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