Formula 1
Formula 1
R
Emilia Romagna GP
18 Apr
Race in
42 days
R
Portuguese GP
02 May
Race in
56 days
09 May
Next event in
60 days
23 May
Race in
77 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
06 Jun
Race in
91 days
13 Jun
Race in
98 days
27 Jun
Race in
112 days
04 Jul
Next event in
116 days
18 Jul
Race in
133 days
R
Hungarian GP
01 Aug
Race in
147 days
29 Aug
Race in
175 days
05 Sep
Race in
182 days
12 Sep
Race in
189 days
26 Sep
Race in
203 days
R
Singapore GP
03 Oct
Next event in
207 days
10 Oct
Race in
217 days
R
United States GP
24 Oct
Race in
232 days
31 Oct
Race in
239 days
R
Australian GP
21 Nov
Race in
259 days
R
Saudi Arabia GP
05 Dec
Race in
273 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
12 Dec
Race in
280 days

Todt now managing Kvyat as Toro Rosso return beckons

Nicolas Todt is now managing the career of Daniil Kvyat, who is tipped to rejoin Toro Rosso in Formula 1 next season.

Todt now managing Kvyat as Toro Rosso return beckons

Todt’s All Road Management company also looks after Charles Leclerc, who was recently confirmed as a works Ferrari driver.

“I have managed Daniil’s racing career for the last few months,” Todt told Motorsport.com. “I’m very keen to help a talent like him, who in my opinion has unfinished business in F1.”

Kvyat left the Red Bull camp after last year’s United States Grand Prix, and has spent this year as a simulator and test driver for Ferrari.

Although his return to STR has yet to be confirmed, paddock sources have suggested that the deal has been done for some time, and that he has already wound down his Ferrari duties in anticipation of the move.

Red Bull is understood to be willing to give the Russian another chance because the company believes that he has benefitted from being away from the camp.

“I would say he is more mature, but we are not in a hurry with Toro Rosso,” Helmut Marko told Motorsport.com recently. “We will solve our driver problems. We have a big list of names, and we’ll see.”

As well as Leclerc, Todt currently steers the careers of F1 grand prix winner and current Venturi Formula E driver Felipe Massa, Toyota LMP1 driver Jose Maria Lopez, Ferrari WEC ace James Calado and French F4 points leader Caio Collet.

He has previously worked with Pastor Maldonado and the late Jules Bianchi.

 Nicolas Todt, driver manager

Nicolas Todt, driver manager

Photo by: Andrew Hone / LAT Images

Speaking about Leclerc's Ferrari move, Todt described the Monegasque as "a fighter" but admitted he will have to cope with "additional pressure."

“There are a lot of expectations about Charles because of his past achievements,” Todt said. “And because of the fact of being a young Ferrari driver, and now becoming an official Ferrari driver.

“Driving for Ferrari is a special thing, you have additional pressure, and it’s very important from him to try to release this kind of pressure.

“It will be very difficult [to go up against Sebastian Vettel], but Charles will do his best.

“He is a fighter, he wants to achieve the best possible result. A first year in a top team he will have to learn, alongside someone like Vettel, who is so experienced.”

shares
comments
Alonso was never an option for Red Bull, insists Verstappen

Previous article

Alonso was never an option for Red Bull, insists Verstappen

Next article

The F1 outcast who became a surprise star in 2018

The F1 outcast who became a surprise star in 2018
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Author Adam Cooper
The updates Williams hopes will lead to a point-scoring return Prime

The updates Williams hopes will lead to a point-scoring return

After producing a car which demonstrated progress but lacked the points to prove it last year, Williams starts its new era of team ownership with the FW43B, its bid to continue the climb up the Formula 1 grid in 2021

Formula 1
Mar 5, 2021
How Ferrari plans to recover from its 2020 F1 nightmare Prime

How Ferrari plans to recover from its 2020 F1 nightmare

The 2020 Formula 1 season was Ferrari's worst for 40 years as it slumped to sixth in the standings. A repeat performance will not be acceptable for the proud Italian team, which has adopted a notably pragmatic approach to forging its path back to the top

Formula 1
Mar 4, 2021
Why Aston Martin’s arrival is more than just new green livery Prime

Why Aston Martin’s arrival is more than just new green livery

In the most eagerly anticipated Formula 1 team launch of the season, the rebranded Aston Martin squad’s changes go much further than the striking paint job. But rather than a restart, the team hopes to build on top of solid foundations.

Formula 1
Mar 3, 2021
The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with Prime

The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with

The team formerly known as Racing Point gambled successfully on a Mercedes look-alike in 2020 as it mounted a strong challenge for third in the constructors' race and won the Sakhir GP. Now clothed in British racing green, Aston Martin's first Formula 1 challenger since 1960 provides the clearest indicator yet of what to expect from the new-for-2021 regulations

Formula 1
Mar 3, 2021
The tricky driver conundrums facing Mercedes in F1 2021 Prime

The tricky driver conundrums facing Mercedes in F1 2021

Ahead of the new Formula 1 season, reigning world champions Mercedes will take on challenges both old and new. This also can be said for its driver conundrum which could become key to sustaining its ongoing success...

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021
How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front Prime

How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front

A new name, new faces and new colours pulls the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team into a new era while carrying over core elements of its 2020 car. But under the surface there's more than meets the eye with the A521 which hints at how the team will tackle 2021...

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021
Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown? Prime

Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown?

Replacing Formula 1's fastest car was never going to be an easy feat for Mercedes. Amid the technical rule tweaks to peg back the W12 and its 2021 rivals, the new Mercedes challenger will remain the target to beat

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021
The pointed note that starts Ferrari's Leclerc vs Sainz era Prime

The pointed note that starts Ferrari's Leclerc vs Sainz era

Ferrari is starting its post-Sebastian Vettel age by welcoming Carlos Sainz in alongside Charles Leclerc. But while Sainz has a tough challenge to match his new teammate, Ferrari is also sending a message that previous intra-team spats must end

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021