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Daniil Kvyat’s F1 Debut: Do Toro Rosso Have a Future World Champion?

When he crossed the line to secure 10th place in the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday (which later became ninth after Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification), 19-year-old Daniil Kvyat became the youngest driver to score a point in the history of Formula One. It was quite an achievement—but with six of the 10 youngest drivers to score an F1 point still on the grid today, it is now perhaps more a general reflection of the sport’s growing willingness to hand youth a chance to shine than a genuine indicator of natural talent. More interestingly, Kvyat became the fourth driver to be backed by Red Bull, the standard setters in terms of youth development, to appear in the top 10 in the seven years since Sebastian Vettel, then driving...

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