Toro Rosso have announced that Daniil Kvyat will partner Jean-Eric Vergne at the team in 2014, to fill the place left by Daniel Ricciardo who is moving up to the sister Red Bull team.
Kvyat is currently racing in GP3 for MW Arden with two wins which sets him second in the Championship with one race weekend remaining. He won the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps championship in 2012.
The selection of the 19-year-old comes as a surprise as Antonio Felix da Costa and Carlos Sainz Jr. were strongly tipped to be the two drivers vying for the place on the 2014 Formula One grid.
Kvyat wont be the only Russian newcomer on the grid with Sergey Sirotkin buying himself a seat at Sauber for 2014. The Russian Grand Prix also debuts in 2014, to coincide with the Winter Olympics at Sochi.