F1 » Petrov not worried by Senna show


Vitaly Petrov has said that he is not going to lose sleep over the Nick Heidfeld affair - or the fact that the German's replacement, Bruno Senna, out-qualified him at Spa.

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The Truth - Unregistered

August 28, 2011 11:17 AM

"I feel perfectly secure. I have a contract for next year"

H'mmmmm Didn't Heidfeld have a contact for this year?

Your place has more to do with being Russian and that huge market than anything else...

elijah - Unregistered

August 28, 2011 11:17 AM

If Senna proves to be consistent Petrov will have to raise his game. With Petrov and Senna competing and thriving of each other. This pairing will prove to be a shrewd move by Renault.

Good bye Heidfeld.

Welcome back Renault.

Si23 - Unregistered

August 28, 2011 11:55 AM

Senna is not a Rookie - he did a whole season of F1 last year minus Silverstone - a Honda F1 Test in 2009, Pre Season Testing, Renault Roadshow and Hungary Practice this year, he has plenty of miles in an F1 car under his belt, and quite frankly he is probably a better driver for having to cope with the HRT which had next to no downforce :-)

I have to say I was unexpectedly impressed with his performance yesterday - if he can translate his grid position into a decent points finish that seat will be his for the rest of the year :-)

The dilemma comes at the end of the year where Renault will have four drivers, (Kubica,Petrov,Senna and Grosjean) to find seats for.

UGGI

August 28, 2011 12:02 PM

His lack of concern just shows that his seat is safe more on a political/financial basis than on results based merit.
Nothing against him, but he'd better perform a bit better because up till now he has been a number 2 driver with more experienced team mates that should have beat him, not now, I know Senna did well in gp2 against him, but he is still a F1 rookie, and if qualifying yesterday is anything to go by, he is grasping this opportunity with both hands.

BuckBundy

August 28, 2011 12:05 PM

Its all relative. Sure Senna's no rookie compared to Alguersuari's first race, but last year's HRT was hardly worthy of being called an F1 car, it did no pre season testing, and didn't take part in the first race proper.

Compared to Petrov, I think it is OK to consider him a rookie.

fish fingers - Unregistered

August 28, 2011 1:09 PM

coming back to Nick, what is the point of a contract if it can be broken because the team decide ? Even if Nick had not scored more points than Petrov I don't see how they can break it just because they say he's not performing as well as they thought. At the end of the day if you want the best driver, pay top dollar or ****** off

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