Russian driver Daniil Kvyat has joined Alpine F1 as a new reserve driver, the Formula 1 team announced on Tuesday.

“I am very excited to join the Alpine F1 Team family,” Kvyat said in a statement.

“The team have achieved some great results in the past year and is very technologically advanced. Development has been strong and I am aiming to contribute to this positive trend.”

Kyvat, 26, last year was a member of the AlphaTauri team.

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