DANIIL KVYAT returns to a Formula 1 main seat this season, as he gets a second chance at Toro Rosso.
After a string of poor results, the Russian was dropped in 2017 – but now returns and will have a stunning girlfriend with a famous surname in tow.
Who is Kelly Piquet?
The Brazilian beauty was born December 7, 1988 in Homburg, Germany.
She travelled from place to place, spending most of her formative years in France.
The 30-year-old even spent 12 months studying in England before heading back to Brazil and then going to college in New York – graduating in International Relations.
After spending time with Marie Claire and Vogue magazines, Kelly Piquet took over as part of the social media team for Formula E.
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When did Kvyat and Piquet start dating?
The pair confirmed they were dating in January 2017 as Kelly Piquet posted a black and white photo of them on Instagram, captioned with ‘love’ in Russian.
The couple often share their adventures on social media, especially with the Brazilian being a regular on the motorsport scene.
Piquet and Kvyat do have a six-year age gap, with the driver still only 24 years old – but have never let that bother them.
Who are Kelly Piquet’s famous family?
As you can probably tell by the surname, Kelly belongs to a family of racing royalty.
Her father is F1 legend Nelson Piquet Sr, often referred to as one of the greatest to ever grace the sport.
He won three world championships – 1981, 1983 and 1987 – driving for Brabham, Williams, Lotus and Benetton.
Piquet Sr often battled against other greats including Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost.
He now manages his two racing sons, with Nelson Jr formerly driving for Renault in F1 before becoming a world champion in the Formula E.
Pedro Piquet is the youngest of Kelly’s siblings, with the 20-year-old currently with Van Amersfoort Racing in the Formula 3 series.