So the hard work will begin for the 19-year-old after the GP3 finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend, where he is battling current points leader Facu Regalia for the Drivers’ Championship.
It was announced earlier today by the Faenza-based outfit who will switch to Renault power after a long association with Ferrari, that Kvyat will get his chance to show the world what may be in store at the Circuit Of The Americas followed by Interlagos in both FP1 sessions.
However, he will also be taking part in a test before the trip stateside, where he will be behind the wheel of a 2011-spec STR to start the ball rolling. Because of his rise to Formula One, having been plucked from Formula 3 like Jenson Button was on his debut for Williams in 2000, he will be unable to attend the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, as it clashes with the action in Austin.
His replacement in Asia will be the man who could have taken take the place of Daniel Ricciardo, Portugal’s Antonio Felix da Costa, who was being tipped for Formula One next season alongside Jean-Eric Vergne.
So it will be a long winter for the youngster, who has won in both Formula 3 and GP3 this season, as he soon starts to really live his dream of racing in the world of F1.
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