The Secret Life of… Daniil Kvyat

Q: Apart from driving a Formula 1 car, what is your favourite buzz?
Daniil Kvyat:
Extreme sports. Adrenalin rush things! (Laughs) Like rafting. When the big wave comes towards you out of nowhere – that is excitingly scary! And from a completely different department: backgammon.

Q: Which film last made you cry?
DK:
I am no cry baby. I keep my emotions to myself.

Q: What are you afraid of?
DK:
Jellyfish. They are awful.
 


Q: What was the last book you read?
DK:
I think I have read all the classics by now – the new authors don’t really thrill me, so I concentrate on engineers’ reports! (Laughs)

Q: What did your teachers say about you in your school report?
DK:
He has good potential, but he has to try harder.

Q: Do you have any guilty pleasures?
DK:
Tiramisu. Morning to night!

Q: Do you collect anything?
DK:
Sometimes some strange magnets that I put on the fridge. Nothing expensive.

Q: What do you miss most about home when you’re travelling?
DK:
All my own stuff: pillows, fridge, magnets on the fridge…

Q: What was your worst buy?
DK:
Since I started earning my own money I am very cautious, so nothing substantial. Maybe a stupid t-shirt.
 


Q: What’s your ideal non-race Sunday?
DK:
Staying calm at home. With my girlfriend.

Q: What’s the most embarrassing mistake you’ve ever made?
DK:
Probably unnecessarily spinning.

Q: When was the last time you were really angry?
DK:
Every last race!

Q: Which superpower would you prefer: being able to fly or being able to become invisible?
DK:
Can I say a faster engine? Would that qualify as a superpower? (Laughs)

Q: Do you sing in the shower?
DK:
Very rarely – only if a new song is particularly good.

Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?
DK:
Of course!
 


Q: What’s the worst thing about being famous?
DK:
Nothing really. It is all a matter of perspective, because if you put yourself under too many limitations then it can suck – but I am not in that position.

Q: You can invite three people to dinner, living or dead. Who do you invite?
DK:
My girlfriend is enough!

Q: What was the best thing about being a child?
DK:
Not being responsible for anything.

Q: What should everyone try once in their lifetime?
DK:
Driving a Formula 1 car. I tell you, nothing beats that!