Vitaly Petrov, the Formula 1 podium finisher is all set to take part in the SMP Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for 2018/19 in the LMP1 class. Petrov along with Aleshin will take part in the Russian privateer outfit’s first LMP1 program. The program will have an ART Grand Prix, the partner of SMP who will run a pair of BR1 prototypes. These famous drivers are totally involved to test and develop the new challenger of SMP.
Petrov spent 3 years from 2010 to 2012 in Formula 1 and achieved a single grand prix podium. He also raced in WEC’s LMP2 class as full time for the last two seasons. The Russian driver achieved 64 points during F1 for Caterham in 2012 and also Renault in 2010 and 2011. He was the first Russian who successfully competed in Formula One Championship when he drove at the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix for Renault. Petrov agreed to sign a deal with Mercedes to drive for German Touring Car Series known as DTM. However, it did not work well for him and hence he left the same after one year.
Often it takes legends to point out and motivate young drivers who are commencing their careers on the race track.
Daniil Kvyat is being looked upon by Vitaly Petrov as someone whose career still has possibilities, thereby hinting that the young driver should push on and try to move his career ahead on the race tracks.
Vitaly is being looked upon as a legend by many and that is not without credit. He was the first Formula 1 racer from Russia. Hence he feels that it is needed that he motivates his countrymen who are in similar profession. He stated that his countryman, Daniil Kvyat can still put his career on track. This is a motivation for the 22 year old Kvyat who has suffered a blow when he was relegated to the junior team of Toro Rosso by Red Bull in order to replace his senior position with Max Verstappen. The company stated that Kvyat was struggling to cope with the pressure that he was facing from the races. The stress of events that occurred in Sochi had taken a toll on him. Hence, if he is part of the junior team he would be able to recover his form. Continue Reading