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Can Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat Fill the Gap Left by Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull?

What a difference a year makes. Tuesday marked 12 months since Scuderia Toro Rosso announced the signing of somebody called Daniil Kvyat to replace Daniel Ricciardo, who was on his way to world champions Red Bull to succeed Mark Webber, from the 2014 Formula One season. Toro Rosso's statement last October was a bolt out of the blue to those who had long expected Antonio Felix da Costa, the highly rated Portuguese driver, to partner Jean-Eric Vergne for this season, with Kvyat barely registering on anyone's consciousness despite marching his way towards the GP3 title, a series previously won by Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Gutierrez. Not only was he considered a long shot for a Toro Rosso drive, he wasn't even the most famous Russian teenager...

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