Russian autosports fans’ dreams of Vitaly Petrov revving up a Marussia car at his home Grand Prix in Sochi next year took a step, however small, toward coming true Tuesday as the Formula One driver refused to "rule it out."
Vitaly Petrov is eyeing a Formula 1 return next season, with the backing of Mercedes. The 28-year-old Russian lost his Caterham seat at the end of last year and is currently on the sidelines after being unable to secure a drive with another team.
Recently, Vitaly Petrov's manager, Oksana Kosachenko described Formula One as no longer a sport, but rather an entertainment. She might be right about that, and there's another characteristic that has tainted the sport in another negative way: it's all business, when one comes right down to it. Show More Summary
Kimi Räikkönen, Charles Pic and Vitaly Petrov have all confirmed their entries for an ice race in Russia next month, which will be staged in the capital city of Moscow.
Vitaly Petrov has two options to consider for the 2013 Formula 1 campaign, GPUpdate.net can reveal. The Russian’s manager, Oksana Kossatchenko, says his results have been strong enough to warrant another season with Caterham, but final details regarding sponsorship need to be finalised before signing a contract.
Caterham driver Vitaly Petrov is excited about the "special" track for Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix, the Russian said Friday.
Russian F1 ace Vitaly Petrov says his 16th place at the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday was the best result he could have expected.
Caterham driver Vitaly Petrov says he's thrilled with 19th place in qualifying for the Korean Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel has completed a hat-trick of topping practice sessions in Singapore, fastest ahead of qualifying on Saturday. The Champion led Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso as a crash for Vitaly Petrov ended the action three minutes early.
Caterham has taken a new front wing to Marina Bay ahead of this weekend’s fifth F1 night race. The component, to be raced by both Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov, is aimed at generating extra levels of downforce for the tight and twisty street circuit.
F1 tyre supplier Pirelli admits that it would prefer to test with an up-to-date car, as opposed to the Renault chassis it is currently using. In 2010, the R30 car in question was raced by Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov with a recognisable yellow livery.
Vitaly Petrov believes he has done enough to justify a Caterham race seat for the 2013 Formula 1 season. The Russian, who picked up a maiden podium finish with Renault last year, joined Heikki Kovalainen at the start of the current campaign.
Caterham's Vitaly Petrov has been ordered to pay a fine of 1000 euros (782.8 pounds) after speeding in the pit lane at the Hungaroring on Saturday afternoon. The offence, committed in qualifying, has no bearing on the Russian's grid position.
Vitaly Petrov's upgraded Caterham car helped the Russian driver to show his best at the German Grand Prix, he was quoted saying by the team website.
Vitaly Petrov is the second driver confirmed to put on a Formula 1 display in Moscow this month. The Russian will head to his home capital city as the World Series by Renault hosts its latest rounds at the Moscow Raceway next weeken...
Caterham enjoyed a marked performance in Valencia, achieving the kind of pace the team had wished for at the start of 2012. After Heikki Kovalainen made Q2 qualifying on merit, he and Vitaly Petrov raced to 13th and 14th positions on Sunday, with the Russian ahead.
Russian Formula One driver Vitaly Petrov is “really pleased” with his 13th place finish at the European Grand Prix, he said Sunday.
Toro Rosso drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Éric Vergne had a weekend to forget in Valenca as they found themselves in collisions with both Caterham drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov.
Vitaly Petrov believes Caterham is closer than ever to reaching the second stage of qualifying on merit, having narrowly missed out during the last round in Canada. The Russian, who replaced Jarno Trulli at the beginning of the year, is confident that the team's latest car upgrades will push them ever closer to realising their current goal.