F1 Tracks : Daniil Kvyat 

The next F1 Tracks driver takeover has landed, and this week Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat curates a playlist of his top tracks. The young driver, who currently races for Scuderia AlphaTauri, provides the soundtrack for his home race at the 2020 Russian Grand Prix from Sochi.

Daniil Kvyat has selected some of his favourite tracks which inspire and motivate him both on and off the grid. Daniil’s takeover includes an eclectic mix of hits from 20 different artists, including Metallica’s “Whisky in the Jar”, “Crazy Train” from Ozzy Osbourne and Abba’s “Waterloo”. The takeover also includes a track from Biffy Clyro, who with F1 have launched an exclusive competition with Scuderia AlphaTauri and Fender which is live on F1.com until the 30th Sept. Full details are available on the F1 website and via F1, Biffy Clyro and Fender’s social channels.

When asked which tune Daniil likes to celebrate to with the team after a successful race weekend, he called out the iconic winners anthem, Queen, “We Are The Champions.”


What was the first album you bought?
Only by the Night – Kings Of Leon

Which artist dead or alive would you love to see perform live and why?
Kings Of Leon / Metallica / The Killers – Because of their energy, but it’s difficult to choose only one

If your driving style could be summed up by a song, which one would it be and why?
Ace of Spades – Motörhead

Who is the best artist you’ve seen live?
Elton John

If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take three albums with you, which would they be?
Kings Of Leon – Walls
Avicii – True
Metallica – Justice For All

What’s your guilty pleasure when it comes to music?
Rave music

You work hard on your fitness outside of the car. Which tracks really help push you through a workout?
Heavy metal/ dance

After a gruelling season, which tracks do you like to chill to during the off-season?
I like to find new artists in the off season

Which tunes do you blast through your headphones to get you in the zone before a race?
Last week it was: where is my mind – pixies

Which tunes do you like to celebrate to with the team after a successful race weekend?
Yes, I’ve got one – GP3 2013 – Queen – We Are The Champions

What’s on your playlist for when things haven’t gone so well and you’re alone in the motorhome after a race?
Gary Moore – The Loner

Suppose you are allowed music in the cockpit – you are hunting down the car in front of you for the lead of the Grand Prix in the closing laps. Which song do you listen to and why?
Down Under – Men At Work

You form a supergroup with three other F1 drivers – who do you pick, and who plays what?
Myself – guitar and vocals
Kimi Raikkonen – drums
Valtteri Bottas – bass guitar

Is there a certain song which instantly reminds you of a moment in your F1 career?
GP3 2013 – Queen – We Are The Champions

Who is your ideal act to bring the party and close the Abu Dhabi festival at the end of the season in style?
Bruce Springsteen or Gipsy Kings


F1 Tracks unites both music and sport, providing a dynamic platform for fans which brings the two together.

The full Daniil Kvyat F1 Tracks playlist can be found on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Fzk62y
Deezer: https://bit.ly/3iuUBOC
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3keaOIn

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