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Young F1Steven LynchMarch 21, 2014
Daniil Kvyat finished ninth in Australia. Is he the youngest to score an F1 point? asked Brian Morrison
The new Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat did indeed become the youngest driver ever to score a world championship point, after following his team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne home to finish ninth in Melbourne. Kyvat was only 19 years 324 days old - 25 days younger than Sebastian Vettel when he recorded his first points, in the 2007 United States GP at Indianapolis.
Kvyat was also only the second Russian driver to score a point, following Vitaly Petrov, who collected 54 for Renault during 2010 and 2011.
Vettel just held on to his record as the youngest driver to stand on the podium: he was aged 21 years 73 days when he won the Italian GP for Toro Rosso in 2008. Kevin Magnussen was 89 days older in Melbourne, but goes second on that particular list. Six other 21-year-olds - Fernando Alonso (2003), Robert Kubica (2006), Ralf Schumacher (1997), Elio de Angelis (1980), Bruce McLaren (1959) and Rubens Barrichello (1994) - have stood on the podium, but they were all a little older than Vettel and Magnussen.
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