I’m not sure what to think of Petrov – we haven’t really seen him shine.
After his recent signing with Caterham I had to wonder – will he ever stand on the top step?
If he does though, it will be awesome to hear this ringing out over the podium:
After Melbourne last year (where I cheered him on the podium from the grid after his deserved podium) I thought he had found something extra. Unfortunately, the rest of the season wasn’t quite as impressive, so I don’t know what to make of him.
@todfod, I´m a Ferrari fan…. and an Alonso Fan… and as much as i hate him for it…. Petrov IS GOOD… he was able to hold off Alonso in abu dhabi…. for quite a number of laps…. The art of defensive driving requires SKILLS buddy so cut him some slack…
IMHO Renaults 2 podiums las season where “payment” for Vitaly´s blocking in abu dhabi but hey… that is just my opinion… Guess who I think it was payment from!
@Jack22 to be fair – Abu Dhabi is hardly a place where overtaking is easy. The only real place you could overtake is the straights; and there Petrov had the edge. Where the Ferrari had the edge; was where it was impossible to overtake.
@raymondu999 – then perhaps you should re-visit Istanbul 2010. Alonso was stuck behind Petrov for thirty-two (I think) laps, on a circuit where passing is much easier. Even then, Alonso only got past when they made contact and Petrov got a puncture. It was particularly funny to hear Alonso’s race engineer tell him that Petrov would melt within three laps.
If he ups hes driving and motivation (Stops being just a russian ad product) and manages to stay in caterham till the time they become a top team (if they will ever,ofcourse) then yes,I can’t see a reason why he couldn’t win. Last years podium was pure luck and we all know it,but he has some true speed in him,but he haven’t showed it yet.