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Petrov chasing F1 return in 2014

Petrov's case will not have been helped by Sergey Zlobin, athletic director of NSR Racing, suggesting that he ought to give up on his F1 dream. Zlobin, who currently helps back emerging Russian talents Mikhail Aleshin and Daniil Move, said that Petrov is unlikely to find the support he needs to return to the grand prix scene, and should perhaps take up one of the offers he claims to have received from other series.

“Vitaly reached the top, and drove in F1, so he cannot get any higher in his career,” former Minardi test driver Zlobin told Chempionat.com, “He says he had to find $42m for three years - I guess, with those $42m, I could raise the entire domestic motor racing scene.

“I think Vitaly will be left out in the cold [by F1], but any team in sports prototypes would be glad to consider him as a driver, with no money.”

Although he has yet to confirm which car he will be driving, Petrov will join former rivals Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button, Kamui Kobayashi and Heikki Kovalainen, as well as F1 rookie Max Chilton in the Moscow City Racing line-up. The quintet will demonstrate F1 machinery from Lotus, McLaren, Ferrari, Caterham and Marussia respectively, while the DTM, WRC and Dakar Rally will also be represented. F1 team boss turned BBC pundit Eddie Jordan will be providing the event's musical entertainment. Moscow City Racing 2013 takes place over the weekend of 20-21 July.


Tagged as: Vitaly Petrov , Russia , 2014

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Ken - Unregistered

June 05, 2013 1:33 PM

Petrov is a pretty good driver, would much rather see him back on the scene instead of someone like Max Chilton. But I think Kobayashi should be at the top of everyones list for a return.



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