Former AlphaTauri driver Daniil Kvyat has been nominated by the Alpine Formula 1 Team as their reserve driver.
The Russian was replaced by Formula 2 driver Yuki Tsunoda in AlphaTauri for the 2021 F1 season.
The 26-year-old has been in Formula 1 for six seasons with AlphaTauri, Toro Rosso and Red Bull having a total of 110 race starts, 202 points, 3 podiums and one fastest lap in his F1 career.
As part of the Red Bull Junior Programme, Kvyat demonstrated his talent in junior categories, taking the GP3 title in 2013 and Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS crown in 2012.
“Throughout his career, Daniil has forged a reputation as a very quick driver,” said Alpine CEO, Laurent Rossi, “but has also shown great resilience.
“We are pleased to have yet another determined and talented driver in our ranks as we make our first F1 campaign as Alpine F1 Team.”
“I am very excited to join the Alpine family,” said Kvyat. “The team has achieved some great results in the past year and is very technologically advanced.
“Development has been strong, and I am aiming to contribute to this positive trend. I will try to bring my experience on and off track to help develop the A521 and future cars as well.
“As a reserve driver you need to keep sharp and I look forward to integrating into the team in several different areas.”