Vitaly Petrov was linked with moves to Sauber, Campos and Renault F1 ahead of the 2010 season. He was strongly linked with a move to Campos but eventually, after signing for the French team, he said that it was the best move he possibly could have made. He also said that he had no major Russian sponsors backing him and only his father and a few of his friends came forward with the financial backing.
Vitaly Aleksandrovich Petrov (born September 8, 1984 in ) is a driver for the team. He is known as "Vyborg Rocket" in Russia. By racing in the , he is the first Russian driver to take part in the Formula One World Championship. He currently resides in , .
2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Thursday
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
11th November 2010.
Vitaly Petrov, Renault R30.
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