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Ecclestone eager to keep Petrov in F1

Bernie Ecclestone keen to see Vitaly Petrov stay in F1 according to the Russian drivers manager
Vitaly Petrov's manager has revealed that Bernie Ecclestone is keen to keep the Russian driver in F1 this season.

Petrov found himself without a drive for 2012 after being dropped by the Lotus team during the winter, with the team electing to pair Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean for the new season.

The decision to drop Petrov means there is now no Russian driver on the grid just two seasons before the country is due to host its first F1 race in 2014.

Although there have been rumours linking Petrov with Caterham, Oksana Kosachenko denied that a deal there had been done but said Ecclestone was keen to see the former GP2 racer on the grid.

"As soon as it became clear that we could stay with Lotus Renault, I spoke with Bernie,” Kosachenko told RIA Novosti. “He expressed his support and tried to talk with the teams.

"The teams are, however, completely independent from Bernie Ecclestone, so he can't influence their decisions in any way, unfortunately."

HRT are the only team yet to confirm both of its race drivers for the 2012 season.



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cratchet

January 30, 2012 7:01 PM

Bernie dosen't give a monkey's armpit about Petrov, all he's interested is getting f1 into Russia so that he can get his sticky little fingers on some Russian money. Petrov like everyone else bernie has contact with is just a pawn in his game.

Taz

January 30, 2012 3:06 PM
Last Edited 1971 days ago

"The teams are, however, completely independent from Bernie Ecclestone, so he can't influence their decisions in any way, unfortunately." Ho Ho Ho....my sides She should should be on Mock the Week or Have I Got News for You...sarcasm at it's finest!



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