"We are brave...we make decisions."
So said Helmut Marko of Red Bull in an interview with AUTOSPORT earlier this year. And as far as brave decisions go, promoting 19-year-old Daniil Kvyat to a Toro Rosso seat is right up there.
The Russian has just 22 laps under his belt in a Formula 1 car, his running restricted by spinning into the gravel during his outing at the Silverstone young driver test. He has never raced beyond Formula 3/GP3 level and with a massive rule change facing grand prix racing in 2014, there will not be much time during pre-season testing for him to bed in.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.