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Vitaly Petrov

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Vitaly Aleksandrovich Petrov (Виталий Александрович Петров, born September 8, 1984 in Vyborg) is a Russian Formula One driver for the Renault F1 team. He is known as "Vyborg Rocket" in Russia. By competing in the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix, he will become the first Russian driver to take part in the Formula One World Championship. He currently resides in Valencia, Spain.

Career

Early career

Unlike most top drivers, Petrov did not begin his career in karting, as there was very little motorsport where he lived. He began competing in the Russian Lada Cup in 2001. He remained in the series for 2002 and dominated the championship, winning all rounds and amassing the maximum points possible of 500.

Formula Renault

In 2003, Petrov began racing in Formula Renault, racing in the Italian Championhip for Euronova Racing, finishing 19th overall. He also competed in some rounds of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. He also finished fourth in the British Formula Renault Winter Series at the end of the year, taking one win. He also made his debut in Euro Formula 3000 at Cagliari.

Return to Russia

In 2004, Petrov turned his attention to the inaugural season of the Russian Lada Revolution championship. He started every race from pole position, but finished as runner-up. He also made selected appearances in Formula Renault and Euro F3000.

Petrov remained in Russia for 2005, winning the Lada Revolution Championship with ten wins and the Russian Formula 1600 series with five wins.

Euroseries 3000

In 2006, Petrov raced in Euroseries 3000 with Euronova Racing. He finished third in the standings, scoring nine podiums in eighteen races including four wins at Hungaroring, Mugello Circuit, Silverstone Circuit and Circuit de Catalunya. Also he participated in the Brno round of the 2006 F3000 International Masters season, where he took apole position.

GP2 Series

During the 2006 season Petrov made his debut in the GP2 Series for David Price Racing. He replaced French driver Olivier Pla, who lost his sponsorship from Direxiv in the team from the German round onwards.

In 2007 he moved to Campos Grand Prix, where he joined Giorgio Pantano. He scored five point-scoring positions from 21 races and took his first victory at Valencia on his way to finishing 13th in the standings.

Petrov finished in third position with one win at Sepang International Circuitin the 2008 GP2 Asia Series season for Campos, behind champion Romain Grosjean and Sébastien Buemi.

In main series Petrov remained with the Campos team. He finished seventh in final standings, taking a win at the Valencia Street Circuit.

He finished fifth, with a win in the Sepang sprint race, in the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season for Campos.

He stayed with the team for 2009, now rebranded as Barwa Addax, and finished as runner-up to the dominant Nico Hülkenberg in the championship, winning twice at Istanbul Park and Valencia Street Circuit.

Formula One

Petrov was linked to joining Sauber, Renault F1 and Campos for the season. He was announced as a Renault driver on 31 January and thus he will become the first Russian driver in the Formula One World Championship (Igor Troubetzkoy raced a Ferrari Formula One car in 1948). He has been signed for a one-year deal, with an option for a further two. Petrov said that "He was very close to signing for Campos but he felt Renault F1 was the best option for him. He also mentioned that he had no major sponsors from Russia backing him just his dad and some of his friends."<ref name="Q&A"/> Petrov states that his goal is to start scoring points by mid-season. His teammate for his debut season will be Robert Kubica.

Racing career

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2001 Lada Cup Russia  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
2002 Lada Cup Russia SK OOO Favorit 5 5 5 5 5 500 1st
WV Polo Cup  ? 1 1  ?  ? 1  ?  ?
Formula RUS 10 Duimov 2 2  ?  ? 2  ?  ?
2003 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series Eurotek Motorsport  ? 1 0 0 1 44 4th
Formula Renault 2000 UK 2 0 0 0 0 23 28th
Formula Renault 2000 Italia Euronova Junior Team 12 0 0 0 0 12 19th
Formula Renault 2000 Masters Euronova Racing 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Euro Formula 3000 1 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
2004 Formula Renault 2000 Italia Euronova Junior Team 4 0 0 0 0 2 28th
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Euro Formula 3000 Euronova Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Lada Revolution Russia Elex Polyus 4 1 4  ? 4 43 2nd
2005 Formula 1600 Russia Art Line ProTeam 6 5 1  ? 9 85 1st
Lada Revolution Russia Maxmotor-Ulianovsk 14 10 5 6 9  ? 1st
2006 Euroseries 3000 Euronova 17 4 0 2 9 72 3rd
GP2 Series DPR 8 0 0 0 0 0 28th
F3000 International Masters Charouz Racing System 2 0 1 0 0 0 29th
2007 GP2 Series Campos Grand Prix 21 1 0 0 1 21 13th
2008 GP2 Series Barwa International Campos Team 20 1 0 1 3 39 7th
GP2 Asia Series 10 1 1 0 4 33 3rd
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Barwa International Campos Team 11 1 0 0 3 28 5th
2009 GP2 Series Barwa Addax Team 20 2 2 1 7 75 2nd

Complete Formula Renault 2000 Masters/Eurocup results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2003 Euronova Junior Team BRN
1

29
BRN
2

Ret
TTA
1

DNQ
TTA
2

DNQ
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

31
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

19
NC 0
2004 Euronova Junior Team MOZ
1

15
MOZ
2

11
VAL
1
VAL
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
HOC
1

25
HOC
2

23
BRN
1

BRN
2

DON
1

DON
2

SPA
1

IMO
1
IMO
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
NC 0

Complete Euro Formula 3000/Euroseries 3000 results

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2003 Euronova Racing NÜR
MAG
PER
MOZ
SPA
DON
BRN
JER
CAG
10
22nd 0
2004 Euronova Racing BRN
EST
JER
MOZ
SPA
DON
Ret
DIJ
ZOL
NÜR1
NÜR2
NC 0
2006 Euronova ADR
FEA

6
ADR
SPR

11
IMO
FEA

DNS
IMO
SPR

3
SPA
FEA

9
SPA
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

7
HUN
SPR

1
MUG
FEA

7
MUG
SPR

1
SIL
FEA

1
SIL
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

1
VLL
FEA

4
VLL
SPR

2
MIS
FEA

2
MIS
SPR

3
3rd 72

Complete F3000 International Masters results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 DC Points
2006 Charouz Racing System MOZ
FEA

MOZ
SPR

MAG
FEA

MAG
SPR

BRH
FEA

BRH
SPR

OSC
FEA

OSC
SPR

BRN
FEA

Ret
BRN
SPR

12
IST
FEA

IST
SPR

EST
FEA

EST
SPR

EST
FEA

29 0

Complete GP2 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2006 DPR Direxiv VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SMR
FEA
SMR
SPR
EUR
FEA
EUR
SPR
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
FRA
FEA
FRA
SPR
GER
FEA

15
GER
SPR

15
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

10
TUR
FEA

16
TUR
SPR

18
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

12
28th 0
2007 Campos Grand Prix BHR
FEA

14
BHR
SPR

11
ESP
FEA

10
ESP
SPR

16
MON
FEA

6
FRA
FEA

5
FRA
SPR

5
GBR
FEA

9
GBR
SPR

9
GER
FEA

11
GER
SPR

17
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

9
TUR
FEA

17
TUR
SPR

5
ITA
FEA

12
ITA
SPR

12
BEL
FEA

9
BEL
SPR

11
VAL
FEA

1
VAL
SPR

8
13th 21
2008 Campos Grand Prix ESP
FEA

6
ESP
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

5
TUR
SPR

2
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

15
FRA
FEA

4
FRA
SPR

18
GBR
FEA

10
GBR
SPR

5
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

12
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

9
EUR
FEA

1
EUR
SPR

15
BEL
FEA

4
BEL
SPR

3
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

Ret
7th 39
2009 Barwa Addax ESP
FEA

2
ESP
SPR

9
MON
FEA

2
MON
SPR

6
TUR
FEA

1
TUR
SPR

3
GBR
FEA

15
GBR
SPR

10
GER
FEA

4
GER
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

12
VAL
FEA

1
VAL
SPR

3
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

6
ITA
FEA

2
ITA
SPR

5
POR
FEA

4
POR
SPR

Ret
2nd 75

Complete GP2 Asia Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008 Campos Grand Prix DUB1
FEA

Ret
DUB1
SPR

9
IDN
FEA

5
IDN
SPR

3
MYS
FEA

1
MYS
SPR

3
BHR
FEA

10
BHR
SPR

3
DUB2
FEA

4
DUB2
SPR

Ret
3rd 33
2008–09 Campos Grand Prix CHN
FEA

5
CHN
SPR

Ret
DUB
FEA

5
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

10
BHR1
SPR

12
QAT
FEA

3
QAT
SPR

2
MYS
FEA

6
MYS
SPR

1
BHR2
FEA

19
BHR2
SPR

11
5th 28

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