Privateer promise Valente gets factory chance with Russian outfit
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“People like to do business with winning teams, so it goes hand in hand.”
Kimi Raikkonen is the famous name now linked with Renault for 2011, but Vitaly Petrov is still valued by the team, owner Gerard Lopez insists. The 2007 world champion’s possible interest in driving alongside Robert Kubica has stirred the news headlines, but Lopez is still hopeful the Russian rookie Petrov is a winning formula from a business point of view.
Lada will appear on Renault’s 2010 car and team.
Russia is set to sponsor the Renault formula one team in 2010, prime minister Vladimir Putin has announced. Russian rookie Vitaly Petrov has been signed to race this year for the Enstone based team, which has been essentially taken over by the private equity firm Genii Capital.