F1 » Experience to secure Caterham reprieve for Petrov

Caterham is expected to retain Vitaly Petrov to provide an experienced head alongside new signing Charles Pic in 2013.

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Jacob - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 9:54 AM

Sincerely, I'd rather see Senna instead of Rupee Boy here. At least Senna doesn't have that Gp2 tendency to hit people, like he does (same for Pastor "Oil" Maldonado and Romain "Watch out" Grosjean).
Also, if you remember correctly, just look at the example of Massa before Ferrari. Not that impressive, eh? I think Senna deserves the chance.

David Chaste - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 4:08 PM

I think he is a good choice. A team is supposed to keep its best performing driver, and compare him to a new comer.

Heikki Kovalainen only beat the HRT drivers last season, even the Marussia drivers beat Kovalainen. But Petrov was the best driver out of the new teams.

Given that he was paying to drive last year yet he brought the team more performance prize money, it's a logical choice.

rjbetty - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 5:31 PM

I think this is great news and really hope Vitaly gets the job. He has impressed me and given that he has even less racing experience than Senna, he looks like a talent. He has come a long way unnoticed and is a very underrated driver I think, just because he does bring money.

He got fastest lap as he chased Alonso in Turkey 2010, got that podium and beat Heidfeld in 2011 and has been very strong in races in 2012 scoring not only Caterham's best finish of 2012, but their second best in Valencia too.

I say Petrov really deserves the chance.

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