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Petrov 'can't rule out' DTM, but still after F1 seat

22 July 2013

Former Caterham and Renault driver Vitaly Petrov has said he would consider racing in the DTM in the future, although his primary focus is still very much F1.

Petrov was in action at the Moscow City Racing event at the weekend, where he got behind the wheel of a Mercedes AMG C-Coupe on the Sunday for a series of demonstration runs in front of the Kremlin and the Basilius Basilica.

The Russian, who will also drive a DTM Race Taxi during the event at the Moscow Raceway next month - the first DTM event to be held on Russian soil – was impressed by his first taste of a DTM machine.

“The car is very good to drive, it is great fun,” said the 28-year-old. “It is nice that I was allowed to be present here. This is where I come from and I have many fans here.”

“I have never driven such a car or talked to a DTM driver before. One can't rule out that I may be driving in the DTM in the future as well. The DTM is at a top level and the cars are fantastic. It is a unique series and I would love to be part of it one day, too,” he added.

Meanwhile, despite that he reiterated he hasn't given up on returning to the top-flight in 2014, although it is still very dependent on him securing the necessary financial backing.

“I want to focus on returning to F1 - I have the chance, there's a possibility,” he continued in a separate interview with R-Sport. “I'm holding talks with various [F1] teams.

"I've got, you could say, contracts in my hand that state we are ready to cooperate with you and sign a contract, but financial support is needed.”


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