F1 » Petrov hopes take another U-turn

Vitalyt Petrov may not be quite the shoe-in for the second Caterham seat that had been thought a week ago.....

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Thomas Dockerill - Unregistered

January 14, 2013 9:41 AM

I can't see Caterham moving up the grid if they 'employ' a driver just for the money, they need a driver who can extract the maximum out of the car,and the people in the frame for the job will not do thi.

US_F1_Fan - Unregistered

January 14, 2013 1:01 PM

Unlike most folks apparently, I hope Petrov does keep his seat.

I don't think he will ever be one of the top drivers in F1, but I do think he has earned his place.

Not every driver CAN be one of the top 5 drivers in a season after all, and Petrov has proven to be capable of good results and some good competition on track.

Having experience, results to show he has some amount of talent, and bringing some cash to the team- all of these add up to being a win-win.

shaken - Unregistered

January 14, 2013 1:21 PM

The plot thickens! Its a sad, sad state. The desperate measures for money from inexperienced deep pocket rent drivers over the more established guy with a smaller pot (of cash).


January 14, 2013 4:58 PM

Kobayashi isn't actually faster than Petrov. Petrov is a solid midfield runner, Kobayashi is no different. Both have a single podium finish, both had a taste of what it's like to drive a relatively fast car. I'd say the two of them are pretty much on the same level.

F1 will lose nothing if those two won't compete. Sadly, Japan and Russia won't have guys to cheer for in the sport anymore. I personally feel a lot of sympathy for them. The guys have known each other for a long time and it was very fun to watch them race in GP2 as well as F1.

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