Tag Archive: Vitaly Petrov

Apr 28

Magnussen dip part of ‘learning’ – Boullier

That is the claim of new McLaren team boss Eric Boullier

2014-02-28_0009 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen Kevin Magnussen is going through the same sort of rookie “processes” endured in the past by the likes of Vitaly Petrov and Romain Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov will race a Mercedes in the German touring car series DTM in 2014

Mercedes signs Petrov for DTM

Vitaly Petrov  portrait Mercedes The former Renault and Caterham driver tested for the German marque recently, with Toto Wolff saying Petrov had a good chance of a race seat because “Russia is a highly significant market”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Petrov’s DTM seat chances ’60pc’ – Wolff

“Vitaly has been on the podium in formula one.  What else do you need to say?”

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Vitaly Petrov 02 Vitaly Petrov has a good chance of restarting his motor racing career in the German touring car series DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Petrov tests DTM car

“Russia is a highly significant market for the DTM and for Mercedes-Benz.” – Toto Wolff

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Vitaly Petrov 02 Former Renault and Caterham driver Vitaly Petrov looks to be following Force India refugee Paul di Resta into the German touring car series DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Petrov ‘has the budget’ for DTM move

Petrov is also set to imminently test a rally car

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Vitaly Petrov 02Vitaly Petrov has admitted he could switch to the German touring car series DTM in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Chilton could block Hulkenberg’s Force India return

Hulkenberg and his manager Werner Heinz are having “sleepless nights”

2013-06-09_0834A lack of sponsors and the power of pay-drivers could lock Nico Hulkenberg out of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Kaltenborn confirms meeting with Petrov

Monisha Kaltenborn has admitted she recently met with Vitaly Petrov.

2013-06-09_0348It emerged on Thursday that Russian Petrov, reportedly with EUR 30 million in Gazprom sponsorship in his pocket, could return to F1 next year in the place of Sauber’s intended 2014 race driver Sergey Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Petrov could oust Sirotkin at Sauber – report

Vitaly Petrov has emerged as a shock contender to return to F1 with Sauber in 2014.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Vitaly Petrov 02Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the Russian, who has raced in F1 for Renault and Caterham, is knocking at the Swiss team’s headquarters with a EUR 30 million sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Vitaly Petrov could be set to burst back into F1 as a powerful pay-driver, it has emerged

Petrov set for F1 return as powerful pay-driver

2012-06-09_0256Once racing for Renault and Caterham, the Russian’s former manager, Oksana Kosachenko, claimed last week that Petrov has managed to come up with an impressive EUR 25 million in sponsorship to offer a 2014 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Sirotkin to test Ferrari at Fiorano

Sergey Sirotkin’s push to become the next Sauber driver is now underway.

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 05Officially, the Russian’s debut was on Friday, when he demonstrated Sauber’s 2013 car along a 700 metre asphalted stretch of the new Sochi circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Petrov eyes F1 return with Williams, Marussia

Petrov said he will attend next month’s Italian grand prix at Monza.

Oksana Kosachenko - Vitaly Petrov Vitaly Petrov may have some new power behind him as he pushes to return to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Kosachenko no longer at Caterham – report

Oksana Kosachenko has reportedly left Caterham.

Oksana Kosachenko - Vitaly Petrov She joined the team as commercial director, in charge of acquiring new sponsors, earlier this year, after ending her duties as Vitaly Petrov’s manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Petrov, Kobayashi say money halting F1 returns

“They said that they are willing to cooperate, willing to negotiate”

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 00A lack of sponsors are keeping former podium-getters Vitaly Petrov and Kamui Kobayashi out of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

‘Not a cent’ in Sauber’s pockets yet – report

Some of the sport’s sceptics are still not sure.

2013-06-08_0814The extent of Sauber’s Russian rescue deal, and the emergence of future team driver Sergey Sirotkin, caught the world of formula one by surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Rumour – Russian banker Rotenberg to rescue Sauber

“I will soon announce a new sponsor” – Kaltenborn

2013-06-06_0007Sauber could have an all-new driver lineup next year, as rumours of a radical shakeup for the struggling Swiss team gain speed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Petrov focused on F1 return for 2014

Petrov insisted his focus remains on a F1 comeback for 2014.

Oksana Kosachenko - Vitaly Petrov Even without a manager or Russian sponsors, Vitaly Petrov is still determined to return to formula one in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Jarno Trulli has announced plans to sue Caterham team owner Tony Fernandes.

Trulli to sue Caterham’s Fernandes

2011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Jarno Trulli 02At the end of 2011, with a firm contract for 2012, the Italian reportedly agreed to vacate his race seat to make room for the well-funded Russian Vitaly Petrov. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Petrov not giving up after Kosachenko split

“I will control my own future”

Oksana Kosachenko - Vitaly Petrov Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov has revealed he will now handle his own affairs after splitting with his manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

The Russian driver is no longer there, but Vitaly Petrov’s manager Oksana Kosachenko has re-emerged in a new role for 2013 at Caterham.

Ousted Petrov’s manager joins Caterham

Oksana Kosachenko - Vitaly Petrov 10 - Team CaterhamA press release issued by Manuscript Agency said the green-clad team “has confirmed” that Kosachenko has joined as commercial director. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Petrov to try rallying in 2013

Vitaly Petrov has revealed he might fill the gap in his formula one career with some rally outings in 2013.

2012-06-09_02562012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Vitaly Petrov 07Having debuted with Renault in 2010, the Russian moved on to Caterham last year but has dropped off the grid for 2013 due to flagging sponsorship support. “My main interest is for 2014, when I will try to return to formula one,” the 28-year-old is quoted by championat.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Kovalainen, not Petrov, in running for Razia’s seat

Heikki Kovalainen has emerged as a surprise contender to keep his formula one career alive in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 0311 - Marussia F1 TeamOusted by Caterham, the Finn is reportedly in talks with Marussia about replacing the Brazilian Luiz Razia, whose F1 debut is on the skids over delayed sponsorship payments. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Bosses ‘fools’ to overlook Kovalainen – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton on Monday branded those who overlooked Heikki Kovalainen for a 2013 race seat “fools”.

2012-06-09_01912013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Lewis Hamilton 07Caterham has swept out last year’s driver lineup – Finn Kovalainen and Russian Vitaly Petrov – in favour of the well-sponsored Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde. When asked about the demise of his former McLaren teammate, Hamilton said on Monday: “When my flight landed and I was driving to Jerez, I thought about what a great pity it is that Heikki is not here. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

F1 ‘not a sport’ as Petrov bows out – manager

Vitaly Petrov’s manager admits Caterham was the Russian’s “only possibility” to stay in formula one this season.

Oksana Kosachenko - Vitaly Petrov 2012-09-03 - Team Caterham - Belgium - Vitaly Petrov 00“We knew this a few days ago, about the decision of the team, which we have to respect,” Oksana Kosachenko, referring to Dutchman Giedo van der Garde’s deal for 2013, is quoted by R-Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Caterham picks Van der Garde for second seat

Caterham has ended the long wait over its second race driver for 2013, but uncertainty still reigns regarding Force India’s choice.

2013-02-01 - Team Caterham -  Giedo van der Garde 022013-02-01 - Team Caterham -  Giedo van der Garde 03Ending the hopes of the team’s 2012 lineup Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov, Caterham said Dutchman Giedo van der Garde will be Charles Pic’s teammate. “I want to thank (team boss) Cyril (Abiteboul), Tony Fernandes, (sponsor) McGregor and everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen,” said van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Busy morning as teams launch, drivers fill seats

It was a busy morning in the F1 world, with two teams launching new cars and two drivers edging closer to 2013 race seats.

Flagworld - F12012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 0101At Silverstone, Force India’s VJM06 was revealed, but not the identity of the lone Paul di Resta’s teammate. “Our main objective today is to launch the car, and Paul is the key person for doing that,” deputy boss Bob Fernley is quoted by Sky. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

BMW has refused to comment on speculation Timo Glock could rescue his racing career with a seat in the German touring car series DTM

Glock to BMW, no Marussia move for Vitaly Petrov

2012-06-09_02412012-06-09_0256Marussia announced on Monday that, despite the 30-year-old having a “valid contract” for 2013 and apparently also 2014, it has agreed to part ways with German Glock to make room for a pay driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

The Marussia F1 Team and its race driver Timo Glock have, by mutual consent, agreed to part company with immediate effect.

A joint statement from the Marussia F1 Team and Timo Glock

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (6)11 - Marussia F1 TeamThe 30 year old German has been with the Team since its inception in 2009, completing three full seasons of competition and playing a significant role in its development. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Petrov’s manager not confident of 2013 deal

Following reports he was the favourite to secure the other Caterham race seat, Vitaly Petrov’s manager actually sounds far from optimistic.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Vitaly Petrov 02Vitaly Petrov - photo Getty ImagesGerman reports had suggested the Russian has found new sponsors and was on the cusp of sealing the deal to secure his place at the team for 2013. “So far, we haven’t managed to find new sponsors,” Petrov’s manager Oksana Kosachenko is quoted by R-Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Lack of ‘respect’ harmed Kovalainen – Gascoyne

Heikki Kovalainen harmed his chances of staying in formula one beyond 2012 by demonstrating a lack of “respect” to Caterham.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 03Mike Gascoyne  2012-01-27That is the claim of Mike Gascoyne, the team’s former technical boss who now oversees the technical operations of the entire Caterham Group. After three years at the back of the grid with Caterham, Finn Kovalainen – now managed by IMG – attempted to secure a better seat for 2013 but ultimately now faces dropping out of formula one altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Caterham not ready to complete 2013 lineup

The team has already filled one of this year’s race seats with 2012 Marussia rookie and Frenchman Charles Pic.

10 - Team CaterhamCharles Pic CaterhamRumours on Thursday suggested an announcement about his teammate was imminent, with Bruno Senna and Vitaly Petrov thought to be the front-runners. Russian Petrov’s teammate last year was Finn Heikki Kovalainen. Read the rest of this entry »

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