Petrov brings another Russian sponsor to Renault
The deal with Rostekhnologii was revealed by local media on Tuesday after Petrov, his manager Oksana Kosachenko, Rostekhnologii chief Sergei Chemezov, and Leonid Mikhelson, head of private gas firm Novatek, hammered out the details of the new deal during a meeting with Putin.
“The number of automobile sport lovers in Russia increases day by day,” said Putin. “Petrov, who is very famous among Formula One fans here, has recently signed a new two-year contract with his team. He definitely needs support. Financial support most of all.”
The first Russian Grand Prix is due to take place in 2014.
D'Ambrosio confirms cash key to Virgin race deal
“Of course there's talent, but there is a commercial aspect,” he told RTL Belgium after signing for Virgin. “Partners, people in Belgium were supporting me, along with Gravity, which always supports me, with Eric Boullier. We succeeded in putting together the package needed to sign.
“The most important thing is to focus on myself. Every time I go on the track, I must learn. I'm fortunate to have Timo Glock alongside me. He has been on the podium in Grands Prix. This is a significant experience for me.”
Monaco celebrates centenaries in 2011
Fangio is the face of the €0.95 stamp, the Indy 500 adorns the €1.35 stamp, and the Monte Carlo rally is hosted on the €1.40 stamp.
Hartley not bitter after Red Bull axe
“At one stage, it was between me and another guy to be the reserve driver and he got it,” he told the New Zealand Herald, referring to Daniel Ricciardo who is now Toro Rosso's reserve driver. “It could easily have been me sitting in the F1 car but it didn't happen. That's life, you have to learn.
“I'm still wearing the Red Bull helmet and the link and contact is still there. The only difference is they are not funding my racing any more. I'm not bitter in any way. I understand the situation and can't thank Red Bull enough.”
Baguette no longer targetting F1
When asked if he would consider returning to Europe in the GP2 series, Baguette said said it would be a step in the wrong direction. “ I think GP2 is a step down, honestly,” he told Autoweek. “I think GP2 is a stepping-stone to F1, and IndyCar is on the same level as F1. My career is in IndyCar, and I will give everything to stay in IndyCar.”