F1 Driver Daniil Kvyat Drifts While Taking His Russian Driving Test, Stuns His Examiner

F1 Driver Daniil Kvyat taking his Russian driving test 1 photo
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Formula One drivers may make up for an elite group of wheel masters, but when talking about special cases behind the wheel, Russian F1 driver Daniil Kvyat has to be mentioned.
Dany, as friends call him, is one of the very few people in this world who holds a super license allowing him to manhandle machines on the track, but not a standard driving license in his birth country.

So how does the Red Bull driver get around when he’s at home? According to the F1 team he serves, “Dany Kvyat is one of the few racing drivers to rely on public transport (or more likely a trusted lift) to get him to the shops when back in Russia.

Well, all that has recently changed, with the 21-year-old having taken his driving test. There’s just one thing you need to know about the F1 driver’s test, namely that things didn’t quite go according to plan.

Sure, the vehicle used was the standard one, which means Dany had to use a Lada Riva that relies on 1960s Fiat engineering. Still, we’re talking about rear-wheel-drive here, with Red Bull’s driver not failing to take advantage of that.

The driver went on to make a promotional video, but with all sorts of tire-smoking shenanigans taking place, you won’t hear us complaining. For one thing, it’s interesting to see what an F1 driver can make out of a machine that mixes an open diff with less than 100 horses. Oh, and let’s not forget the lifetime of driving school abuse.

As for the driver’s F1 activity, Dany is working his way up through F1 ranks, having finished 5th in the recent Russian Grand Prix. And yes, he also has a Red Bull seat for 2016.

P.S.: Much to our surprise, no dash cam footage was included in the video below, which describes the F1 driver’s test experience.

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