GP2 racer Sergey Sirotkin will drive for Renault in the first practice session for the Russian Grand Prix, the team has announced.
Sergey Sirotkin will drive in an F1 practice session for the first time at the Russian Grand Prix.
Sergey Sirotkin’s first appearance at a Formula One test was disrupted by an unusual problem – his shoes were too small.
Sergey Sirotkin, who Sauber intend to add to their race team next year, has had his first run in an F1 car in Sochi.
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn confirmed the team will race Sergey Sirotkin in F1 next year providing he completes enough mileage to gain his superlicence.
Sergey Sirotkin has had a seat-fitting at Sauber as the team considers promoting him to their race line-up for 2014.
Sergey Sirotkin has shown promise in his junior career so far but a move to F1 with Sauber in 2014 may be too much too soon for the 17-year-old.
Sauber says its long-term competitiveness has been secured through a Russian technology deal which will see Sergey Sirotkin join the team as a development driver.