Scuderia Toro Rosso’s new signing, Daniil Kvyat, will conduct a private test session with the team in a bid to qualify for his FIA Super License.
Fresh from winning this year’s GP3 Series Championship crown at Abu Dhabi, the 19-year-old Russian will pilot a two-year-old STR6 in order to complete the minimum 300 kilometres of Formula 1 driving to qualify for a Super License – without which he would be unable to drive in Friday practice at the upcoming Grands Prix at Austin and Interlagos.
“We will have a test with him next week to get the Super Licence,” team principal Franz Tost told ESPN F1.
“Afterwards, he will go out on Friday in America and in Sao Paulo and of course we will have winter time, where he has to do a lot of work with physical training, mental training, then working on the simulator to prepare him as good as possible for the next season. I’m convinced he will do a good job because he is a very high-skilled driver,” he added.
Kvyat – who briefly tested for the team at the ‘Young Drivers’ test at Silverstone earlier in the year – will partner Jean-Éric Vergne next season, with the pair piloting car powered by Renault turbo engines.