Formula 1 | Budkowski thrilled with Kvyat’s role at Alpine F1 this season
After losing his place at AlphaTauri at the end of last season, Daniil Kvyat became a reservist for the Alpine team in Formula 1 this season. A role in which he will have fully satisfied his director Marcin Budkowski, who salutes the qualities of the Russian this weekend in Sochi.
« First of all, I have to say that Danny is a real added value for the team, » commented the Pole.
« He is present in the team, has participated in several media operations. He is a great driver and a good person, we are very happy to have him with us. He tested for us between the races. de Monza and this weekend, by testing the 18-inch tires that will be used in 2022 in the rain at Magny-Cours, giving very interesting feedback to Pirelli and the team. «
Budkowski, however, did not reveal anything about Alpine’s plans for the Russian for 2022, admitting that the team kept as many options as possible for the reserve role.
« I can say that he will be our reserve driver until the end of the season, and I had already stated that our options are open for next year. We are discussing internally the next step to be taken and we have several drivers from our academy arriving and ready for F1. So we are seriously evaluating these options but that’s all I can say for now. We will announce our plans in due course. «