Daniil Kvyat signed a contract with Alpine's Formula 1 team on Tuesday.

The former Red Bull Racing driver will work at the French racing stable as a reserve driver.

26-year-old Kvyat comes over from AlphaTauri, where he was employed for the past two seasons.

The arrival of the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda made it clear since the end of last year that the Russian had to leave the Italian racing stable.

At Alpine, which has been on the grid as a Renault in recent years, Kvyat will work with the driver duo Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon.

The team, which is based in Enstone, presented the new car on Tuesday.

"I am really looking forward to becoming part of the Alpine family," said Kvyat in a press release.

"The team has achieved good results and has developed strongly in recent years. I hope that with my experience I can ensure that the A521 and the other cars can be improved in the future."

Already a reserve driver at Ferrari in 2018, Kvyat made his debut in the premier class of motorsport at Toro Rosso in 2014.

A year later, as a replacement for Sebastian Vettel, who was leaving for Ferrari, he joined mother team Red Bull Racing.

At that racing stable, he had to make way for Max Verstappen in 2016.

The new Formula 1 season starts on Friday, March 12 with the first of three test days in Bahrain.

Two weeks later, the first Grand Prix is ​​scheduled at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Alpine presented the A521 on Tuesday.

Alpine presented the A521 on Tuesday.

Photo: Alpine

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