F1 news: Max Verstappen girlfriend, goes public with relationship Daniil Kvyat ex Kelly Piquet


First Max Verstappen took Daniil Kvyat’s seat at Red Bull – now he’s dating his ex-girlfriend.

Verstappen, 23, has gone public with his new romance with Kelly Piquet, a 32-year-old Brazilian model who is the daughter of three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet.

Kvyat and Piquet dated for three years before ending their relationship in late-2019 but share a one-year-old daughter, Penelope.

Verstappen, who only separated from long-time girlfriend Dilara Sanlik in October, has now swooped in.

He posted a photograph of himself sitting with Piquet on a beach on New Year’s Day. “Happy New Year everyone!” he wrote. “Let’s make 2021 a year to remember in many ways. Wishing you all success, love and happiness just as I found mine.”





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Max Verstappen girlfriend, goes public with relationship Daniil Kvyat ex Kelly Piquet


First Max Verstappen took Daniil Kvyat’s seat at Red Bull – now he’s dating his ex-girlfriend.

Verstappen, 23, has gone public with his new romance with Kelly Piquet, a 32-year-old Brazilian model who is the daughter of three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet.

Kvyat and Piquet dated for three years before ending their relationship in late-2019 but share a one-year-old daughter, Penelope.

Verstappen, who only separated with long-time girlfriend Dilara Sanlik in October, has now swooped in.

He posted a photograph of himself sitting with Piquet on a beach on New Year’s Day. “Happy New Year everyone!” he wrote. “Let’s make 2021 a year to remember in many ways. Wishing you all success, love and happiness just as I found mine.”

Piquet also posted a picture of the new couple, writing: “Love is what makes the world go round. Happy new year and much love.”

Verstappen replaced Kvyat as Daniel Ricciardo’s teammate at Red Bull in 2016.

He has gone on to become one of the biggest stars in the sport, while Russia’s Kvyat finds himself without a seat for 2021.

Kvyat was first spotted with Piquet in 2016 but they split just before Christmas in 2019, less than five months after the birth of their daughter.

“It’s not a good thing, but Daniil seems balanced,” Red Bull boss Helmut Marko said at the time. “Therefore, we do not want to interfere, because private matters should remain private.”

F1 fans first started getting curious about a potential relationship between Verstappen and Piquet in early November when he commented on one of her Instagram posts.

After Piquet wrote “Darker than the ocean, deeper than the sea, you got everything, you got what I need”, Verstappen replied “Together we can face challenges as deep as the sea and as high as the sky”.



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F1 2021: Yuki Tsunoda to race for AlphaTauri as Daniil Kvyat axed, teams, news, line-ups


After 110 races for Red Bull and its feeder team AlphaTauri (formerly Toro Rosso), 26-year-old Russian F1 driver Daniil Kvyat has been axed for the 2021 season.

He’ll be replaced at AlphaTauri by Yuki Tsunoda, recently named the Formula 2 rookie of the year after finishing third in the second-tier championship with seven podiums including three victories.

Tsunoda, just 20 years old, becomes the first driver born in the 2000s to race in Formula One.

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Turkish Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton, reaction, Daniil Kvyat, ice skating, qualifying


If F1 drivers were worried about the condition of the track during Friday’s practice sessions at the Turkish Grand Prix, it’s got nothing Saturday.

P3 has been run with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leading the time sheet in what could prove to be a very important session as torrential rain hit the track.

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Friday’s sessions left drivers concerned with the slipperiness of the Istanbul Park circuit, which hasn’t been used in F1 since 2011.

“Now, it is worse than Portimao (Portugal) with its new surface so, for us, the tyres aren’t working and you can see it’s like an icerink out there,” Hamilton said after Friday’s sessions.

“It’s terrifying – the whole way round. There are wet patches all over. So, you’re on slicks, accelerating and it goes so fast.”

Hamilton didn’t even set a time in P3, instead doing three laps and bailing on the session.

On his last run late in the session, Hamilton said over team radio: “There’s just no grip out here – it’s shocking”.

He didn’t quite go as far as AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat who added: “I would have more grip on the f***ing ice”.

It could throw a massive spanner in the works for Hamilton, who could equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world championships if he can finish within eight points of teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft said the conditions on the track were not good enough for qualifying.

“We want the best drivers in the world to get out there and show us what they can do, but at the moment, given the wetness on that track and given the temperatures and the fact that there is no grip, I‘m not sure they could show us what they can do,” he said.

The only other track with rain so far this year was at the Styrian Grand Prix where it rained before qualifying but it was much warmer.

Croft said if drivers try to push it at all “you‘re going to get cars going off track, you’re going to get cars into the barriers”.

Former F1 driver Johnny Herbert said qualifying shouldn‘t go ahead in conditions like this.

“I‘m all for a challenge but this is not a challenge whatsoever,” he said. ”This is just hanging on for dear life. If you’re lucky, you’ll get around without a spin. That’s not skill, that’s awful. I just hope it does ease off.”

Karun Chandhok said he believed that qualifying might be red flagged.

“I really hope this eases off in the next 20 minutes or so and we can have an hour and an half with no rain before Qualy. A wet track but no rain.

“We need a happy balance of wet but entertaining and not a situation where they‘re having to be so timid driving these cars around the track.

“But if it keeps going like this we‘ve got no support races this weekend, we haven’t got people clearing the track, this water is just going to sit on the track and that could be a red-flag situation for qualifying.

“Let‘s keep our fingers crossed.”

If it was red flagged, the starting grid could come from the P3 positions with Lewis Hamilton sitting in 20th.



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