Sergey Sirotkin (racing driver)

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Sergey Sirotkin
Sergey Sirotkin.JPG
Sirotkin in 2012.
Nationality  Russian
Born (1995-08-27) 27 August 1995 (age 18)
Moscow (Russia)
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Debut season 2012
Current team ISR
Car no. 7
Former teams BVM – Target
Starts 17
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 9th in 2013
Previous series
2012
2012
201011
Auto GP World Series
Italian Formula Three
Formula Abarth
Championship titles
2011 Formula Abarth European Series

Sergey Olegovich Sirotkin[1] (Russian: Серге́й Оле́гович Сиро́ткин, IPA: [sɪrˈɡʲej ɐˈlʲegəvʲɪtɕ sʲɪˈrotkɪn], born 27 August 1995 in Moscow) is a professional racing driver from Russia. He was the 2011 Formula Abarth European Series champion. In July 2013, Sirotkin joined the Sauber Formula One team as a development driver as part of a tie-in with Russian investors with a view to promoting him to a race seat as early as 2014.[2]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Sirotkin began karting in 2008 and raced in various international series, working his way up from the junior ranks to progress through to the KF3 and KF2 category by 2010.

Formula Abarth[edit]

Having turned fifteen years old, Sirotkin graduated to single-seaters, racing in the newly launched Formula Abarth series in Italy for Jenzer Motorsport. He made his début at Vallelunga, finishing the first race in the points and later added four more point-scoring finishes to finish 18th in the championship.[3] Sirotkin remained in Formula Abarth, and with Jenzer, for a second season in 2011; the series splitting into two separate classifications for European and Italian championship races. But prior to the round at Spa, Sirotkin switched to the Euronova Racing by Fortec team. He won the European Series title with a race to spare, taking five wins in fourteen races.[4] In the Italian Series, Sirotkin finished as runner-up with two race victories, losing out to former team-mate Patric Niederhauser after an error in the final race at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.[5]

Auto GP World Series[edit]

In 2012, Sirotkin continued his collaboration with Euronova Racing into the Auto GP World Series.[6] His first round at Monza saw him qualify on the front row, losing pole position to Adrian Quaife-Hobbs by just 0.04 seconds.[7] He stalled at the start of the first race, but recorded a finish of fourth place in the second race; he also set the fastest lap in both races.[8] At Valencia, he again started behind points leader Quaife-Hobbs, but this time Sirotkin passed him before the first turn, and eventually scored his first win—again setting fastest lap—becoming the youngest Auto GP winner in the process.[9] After another fastest lap in the second race, Sirotkin established a record of four consecutive fastest laps; breaking a record previously held by Romain Grosjean.[10] Sirotkin went on to finish the season in third place overall, behind Quaife-Hobbs and Pål Varhaug. He finished the season with two race wins in Valencia and Sonoma, and seven podium finishes. He also recorded his first pole position at the Marrakech Street Circuit.[11]

Formula Three[edit]

Sirotkin also participared in the Italian Formula Three Championship in 2012, driving for Euronova.[6] He recorded two wins at the Hungaroring and Monza, and a further four podium finishes over the course of the season. He also scored points in twenty-two of the twenty-four races—after retiring from the second race at Vallelunga and being disqualified from the third race at Monza—and finished the season fifth overall in both the European and Italian Series championships.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Sirotkin leads to Zoël Amberg during Race 1 of the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season at Moscow Raceway.

Sirotkin made his Formula Renault 3.5 debut in his home event at the Moscow Raceway, partnering fellow Russian driver Nikolay Martsenko at BVM Target.[12] He finished the first race of the meeting in twentieth place, before retiring from the second race.

Sirotkin expanded his Formula Renault 3.5 campaign to contest a full season in 2013, competing with ISR Racing.[13] He had podiums at Alcañiz and Hungaroring with another three point-scoring finishes to achieve the ninth place in the championship standings.

For 2014 Sirotkin switched to the Fortec Motorsports.[14] He scored his first pole position and won his first Formula Renault 3.5 Series race on his home soil at Moscow Raceway.[15]

Formula One[edit]

In July 2013, Sirotkin joined the Sauber Formula One team, with the aim of participating in Friday sessions in 2013[16] and a full race seat for the 2014 Formula One season.[17] But in 2014 he stayed in the team only as test driver.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2010 Formula Abarth Jenzer Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 12 18th
2011 Formula Abarth European Series Jenzer Motorsport 14 5 1 3 10 175 1st
Euronova Racing by Fortec
Formula Abarth Italian Series Jenzer Motorsport 14 2 1 1 9 136 2nd
Euronova Racing by Fortec
2012 Auto GP World Series Euronova Racing 14 2 1 5 9 175 3rd
Italian Formula Three European Series Euronova Racing by Fortec 24 2 0 1 6 166 5th
Italian Formula Three Italian Series 18 0 0 0 5 116 6th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series BVM Target 2 0 0 0 0 0 35th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series ISR 15 0 0 0 2 61 9th
2014 Formula One Sauber Test driver

Complete Auto GP World Series results[edit]

(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 Pos Points
2012 Euronova Racing MNZ
1

14
MNZ
2

4
VAL
1

1
VAL
2

3
MAR
1

6
MAR
2

2
HUN
1

13
HUN
2

3
ALG
1

3
ALG
2

3
CUR
1

3
CUR
2

4
SON
1

3
SON
2

1
3rd 175

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2012 BVM Target ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MSC
1

20
MSC
2

Ret
SIL
1

SIL
2

HUN
1

HUN
2

LEC
1

LEC
2

CAT
1

CAT
2

35th 0
2013 ISR MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

19†
ALC
1

4
ALC
2

2
MON
1

22
SPA
1

18
SPA
2

8
MSC
1

DNS
MSC
2

11
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

4
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

12
LEC
1

LEC
2

Ret
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
9th 61
2014 Fortec Motorsports MNZ
1

7
MNZ
2

3
ALC
1

8
ALC
2

Ret
MON
1

Ret
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

Ret
MSC
1

1
MSC
2

4
NÜR
1

NÜR
2

HUN
1

HUN
2

LEC
1

LEC
2

JER
1

JER
2

6th* 62*

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheberko, Ivan (25 February 2011). "Разработчик МИГ-29 и Су-27 взялся за создание российского болида для "Формулы-1"" [Developer of the MiG-29 and Su-27 to create Russian Formula One car] (in Russian). marker.ru. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Allen, Peter (15 July 2013). "Sirotkin joins Sauber as part of Russian rescue deal". PaddockScout.com. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Campionato Italiano Formula ACICSAI Abarth 2010". Driver Database. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sirotkin Wins Race One in Barcelona and Gets the Title". Formula Abarth. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Niederhauser Wins in Monza and Is the New Italian Champion". Formula Abarth. 16 October 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Sirotkin stays with Euronova for double programme". euronova-racing.com (Euronova Racing). 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Quaife-Hobbs takes first World Series pole". Auto GP World Series (Auto GP Organisation). 9 March 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Varhaug clinches Race 2 win in Monza". Auto GP World Series (Auto GP Organisation). 11 March 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sirotkin clinches Race 1 win in Valencia". Auto GP World Series (Auto GP Organisation). 31 March 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sirotkin the record braker". ItaliaRacing.net. Inpagina. p. 11. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sirotkin takes Marrakech pole". Auto GP World Series (Auto GP Organisation). 13 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  12. ^ Costa, Massimo (11 July 2012). "Sirotkin e BVM Target assieme nell'inedito appuntamento di Mosca" [Sirotkin and BVM Target together in the meeting of Moscow]. ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  13. ^ Freeman, Glenn (18 December 2012). "Auto GP star Sergey Sirotkin joins ISR for Formula Renault 3.5". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  14. ^ Allen, Peter (6 January 2014). "Sirotkin signs with Fortec for 2014 FR3.5 campaign". PaddockScout.com (Paddock Scout). Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Sirotkin claims maiden FR3.5 win in Russia". GPUpdate.net (JHED Media BV). 28 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Kabanovsky, Aleksander (15 July 2013). "Sergey Sirotkin eyes F1 practice outings in 2013". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  17. ^ Straw, Edd; Rencken, Dieter (15 July 2013). "Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin set to race with Sauber in 2014". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 15 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brandon Maïsano
Formula Abarth
Formula Abarth European Series
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Nicolas Costa