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David Coulthard backs Daniil Kvyat

  • Published on 28 Oct 2016 14:15
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Former Formula One driver David Coulthard believes that Daniil Kvyat deserves his seat in F1, following the claims of other pundits like Jacques Villeneuve who think the young Russian should have been dropped.

"Kvyat has definitely earned a contract extension," the former McLaren and Red Bull driver as saying.

"Red Bull is not a charitable organisation and they invest heavily in the development of young talent, so they would not have left him in the team for no reason."

"I think he's a great guy. He has excellent speed, but we all know that the main thing is to show it all of the time," Coulthard added.

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