Vitaly Petrov

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Vitaly Petrov
Vitaly Petrov in Goodwood.jpg
Petrov at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Nationality Russia Russian
Born (1984-09-08) 8 September 1984 (age 30)
Vyborg, Soviet Union
2014 DTM
Debut season 2014
Current team Mücke Motorsport
Car no. 20
Starts 10
Championships 0
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 23rd in 2014
Finished last season 23rd (0 pts) 2014
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 20102012
Teams Renault, Caterham
Races 58 (57 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 1
Career points 64
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
Last race 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix

Vitaly Aleksandrovich Petrov (Russian: Вита́лий Алекса́ндрович Петро́в; IPA: [vʲɪˈtalʲɪ ɐlʲekˈsandrɐvʲɪtɕ pʲɪtˈrov], born 8 September 1984) is a Russian racing driver who drove in Formula One for Caterham in 2012 and Renault in 2010 and 2011. Born in Vyborg, he is known as the "Vyborg Rocket" (Russian: Вы́боргская Раке́та; IPA: [ˈvibɔrɡskɐjɐ rɐˈkʲetɐ]) in Russia.[1] He was the first Russian to have competed in the Formula One World Championship.

Early career[edit]

Unlike most top drivers, Petrov did not begin his career in karting, as there was very little motorsport where he lived.[2] He began competing in motorsport in 1998, when he took part in rally sprints and ice races.[3] Afterwards he began competing in the Russian Lada Cup in 2001. He remained in the series for 2002 dominating the championship, winning each round to amass the maximum points total of 500.[4]

In 2003, Petrov began racing in the Formula Renault championships. His main campaign was in the Italian Formula Renault Championship for Euronova Racing, finishing 19th overall. During the year he competed in several rounds of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0,[4] the Formula Renault 2.0 UK series, and finished fourth in the British Formula Renault Winter Series at the end of the year, taking one win.[4] He also made his debut in Euro Formula 3000 at Cagliari.[4]

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.[4]

European series[edit]

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.[5] Also he participated in the Brno round of the 2006 F3000 International Masters season, where he took a pole position. 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.[6]

Petrov took his first win of the 2009 GP2 Series season at the Turkish round.

In 2007 he moved to Campos Grand Prix, where he joined Giorgio Pantano.[7] He scored five point-scoring positions from 21 races and took his first victory at Valencia[8] on his way to finishing 13th in the standings.[4] He competed in several Le Mans Series races throughout the year, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Courage Compétition LMP-2 car.[4] The car completed 198 laps before retiring from the race, being classified in 38th.

Petrov finished in third position with one win at Sepang International Circuit[9] in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series season for Campos, behind champion Romain Grosjean and Sébastien Buemi. In the main series Petrov remained with the Campos team. He finished seventh in final standings, taking a win at the Valencia Street Circuit.[10] He finished fifth, with a win in the Sepang sprint race,[11] 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[12] and Valencia Street Circuit.[13]

Formula One[edit]

Renault (2010–2011)[edit]

2010[edit]

When Petrov drove for Renault at the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix, it was the first time a Russian had driven in the Formula One World Championship.

Petrov was linked to joining Sauber, Renault F1 and Campos for the 2010 season. He was announced as a Renault driver on 31 January and thus he has 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. He was very close to signing for Campos but he felt Renault 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.[2] Petrov stated that his goal is to start scoring points by mid-season. His teammate for his debut season was Robert Kubica, who like Petrov – who stands at 185 cm (6 ft 0.8 in) tall – is one of the tallest drivers on the grid.[14] After qualifying seventeenth, Petrov's first race ended prematurely when the team found his right-front suspension strut to be damaged, which the Russian suspected to have been caused by hitting a kerb too hard. He had been chasing Rubens Barrichello for tenth place and a World Championship point at the time of the incident.

Petrov driving for Renault at the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix.

He finished his first race at the Chinese Grand Prix, and in doing so, scored his first F1 points, as he finished in seventh position. This race was also noted for his overtakes of Michael Schumacher and Mark Webber under heavy rain.[15] After qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix he started ninth. But after a collision with Fernando Alonso in the closing laps, he suffered a puncture and was forced to make a pitstop. On returning to the track he set the fastest lap of the race, finishing fifteenth.

In Hungary, Petrov qualified seventh, ahead of much respected team mate Robert Kubica. He finished in 5th place, his highest finish to date, while in Belgium, Petrov started in 23rd place, after failing to set a time in qualifying because of a first-session crash. He made up 14 places in changeable conditions to finish 9th, resulting in his third consecutive points finish. Petrov retired on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix after colliding with Nico Hülkenberg, and crashed out of seventh place in the Korean Grand Prix. He qualified tenth for the final round of the season in Abu Dhabi, ahead of Kubica who qualified eleventh. In the race, Petrov pitted under an early safety car period which moved him up the order when drivers ahead of him pitted. Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber both came out behind him and Petrov remained ahead of them until the end of the race, which stopped the title contenders' progress and enabled Sebastian Vettel to win the title.[16]

2011[edit]

Petrov in pre-season testing at Barcelona

After the 2010 season ended Renault team boss Éric Boullier said that there was a good chance of Petrov remaining with the team in 2011.[17] On 22 December 2010, he was retained by the team on a two-year deal.[18] During the close season, the team were rebranded 'Lotus Renault GP' following a sponsorship deal with Lotus Cars. Team-mate Robert Kubica suffered serious injuries in a rallying accident, with Petrov being joined by Nick Heidfeld for the start of the season.

Petrov finished fifth in the wet weather race in Canada.

In the first race of the season in Australia, Petrov qualified sixth – a career-best – and secured his first Formula One podium, finishing in third place behind race-winner Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.[19] In Malaysia, Petrov again ran in the points until he ran wide at a corner and left the circuit; attempting to rejoin, he hit a bump caused by a drainage gully which launched his car into the air and broke the steering column on landing. During qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, Petrov's car suffered a technical problem after he had posted the fourth fastest time of Q2. As a result, he could not compete in Q3, leaving him to start tenth on the grid. He drove a consistent race and made good strategy calls and made his way to ninth after passing several cars after his last stop of a two stop strategy on Lap 37.[20] An eighth place in Turkey added to his points tally before an eleventh place finish in Spain.

In Monaco, Petrov was taken to hospital after a crash, from sixth place, involving Adrian Sutil, Lewis Hamilton and Jaime Alguersuari. The crash halted the race for 20 minutes before it eventually restarted. He was released from hospital the same day,[21] and returned to the cockpit with a fifth place finish in Canada. Petrov had a difficult weekend in Valencia, where he finished 15th, having started from 11th on the grid. He finished 12th at the British Grand Prix, as new restrictions on blown diffusers were introduced. In Germany, Petrov returned to Q3 for the first time since Canada before finishing ninth. A non-points finish in Hungary was followed by a ninth at the Belgian Grand Prix. Petrov qualified seventh at Monza, but while battling with Nico Rosberg on the first lap, the HRT of Vitantonio Liuzzi crashed into the side of both of them, eliminating all three cars. Renault suffered their worst performance of the season in Singapore, where Petrov qualified in 18th and finished 17th, before a ninth place finish in Japan.

At the Korean Grand Prix, Petrov qualified eighth but retired after crashing into the back of Michael Schumacher on lap 16, causing a safety car. It became the third contact between the pair in 2011, when Petrov appeared to be too involved in trying to outbrake Alonso on the long straight before Turn 3. He incurred a five-place grid penalty for the incident at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, which meant that he had to start the race from sixteenth place. He finished the race eleventh, just in front of teammate Bruno Senna, and just missing out on the points-scoring positions. After finishing 13th in Abu Dhabi, Petrov launched an attack on his team in an interview on Russian television, citing lack of development, strategy mistakes, and criticisms of the drivers by team management.[22] Petrov apologised for the outburst with an email to all Renault staff, with Éric Bouiller claiming the matter was closed.[23] Petrov ended the season with a tenth place finish in Brazil, but with Adrian Sutil finishing sixth in the race, Sutil moved ahead of Petrov for ninth place in the final championship standings.

In December 2011, it was announced that Romain Grosjean would partner Kimi Räikkönen at the team in 2012, leaving Petrov without a drive.[24]

Caterham (2012)[edit]

2012[edit]

Petrov driving for Caterham at the 2012 Australian Grand Prix.

On 17 February it was announced that Petrov would drive for the Caterham F1 Team in 2012, replacing Italian Jarno Trulli and partnering Heikki Kovalainen.[25] Petrov qualified 20th for the Australian Grand Prix, and was running 15th when a steering problem forced him to retire on lap 36.[26] In Malaysia, Petrov drove a clean race to finish 16th, ahead of Kovalainen. It became apparent that the Caterham lacked the pace of midfield cars, but was evidently faster than Marussia and HRT.[27]

Petrov had another clean race at the Chinese Grand Prix where he qualified in 20th, and made his way up through the race to finish 18th, again ahead of Kovalainen who lost two laps in the pits.[28] At the Bahrain Grand Prix, Petrov managed to qualify well over a second faster than the closest Marussia, cementing the Caterham's position as the fastest of the new teams for the third year running; he managed to finish the race in 16th place, equalling his best result in Malaysia earlier in the year.[29]

Petrov during free practice at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix.

The Spanish Grand Prix was the first time Petrov had qualified ahead of his team-mate by just under two tenths, however, he finished behind him for the first time in the season.[30] The Monaco Grand Prix was a bad run for Petrov, after qualifying nearly nine tenths down from Kovalainen, he retired from the race on lap 15 with electrical failure, giving him his second retirement of the season.[31]

Petrov at the 2012 US Grand Prix

At the Canadian Grand Prix, Petrov managed to qualify in 19th, ahead of the Toro Rosso of Jean-Éric Vergne, but was unable to keep ahead at the start and went on to finish exactly where he started, albeit, one lap behind the leaders.[32] After starting the race on the tenth row of the grid, Petrov ran as high as tenth at the European Grand Prix – a result that would have earned Caterham their first Formula One point – but was involved in a collision with Daniel Ricciardo and finished thirteenth.[33]

After inititially being outpaced by Kovalainen, once Petrov had adjusted to the car he began to turn the tables on his Finnish team mate. He finished ahead of Kovalainen in four of the last five races of the season.

In the final race of the season in Brazil, Petrov finished a season's best eleventh, making a crucial pass on Marussia's Charles Pic in the closing stages of the Grand Prix. The result meant Caterham moved back ahead of Marussia to claim 10th place in the Constructor's Championship, a position worth millions of pounds more in prize money.

2013[edit]

Petrov was not signed by any team. He was not retained by Caterham, as Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde were signed to replace him and Heikki Kovalainen in the team.

DTM[edit]

2014[edit]

Petrov for Mücke Motorsport in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 2014.

Petrov has signed with Mercedes to drive in the German touring car series DTM.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2001 Lada Cup Russia  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1st
2002 Lada Cup Russia SK OOO Favorit 5 5 5 5 5 500 1st
VW Polo Cup  ? 1 1  ?  ? 1  ?  ?
Formula RUS 10 Duimov 2 2  ?  ? 2 41 10th
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 Russian Formula 1600 ArtLine ProTeam 6 5 1  ? 9 85 1st
Lada Revolution Russia Maxmotor-Ulianovsk 14 10 5 6 9  ? 1st
2006 Euroseries 3000 Euronova Racing 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
2010 Formula One Renault F1 Team 19 0 0 1 0 27 13th
2011 Formula One Lotus Renault GP 19 0 0 0 1 37 10th
2012 Formula One Caterham F1 Team 20 0 0 0 0 0 19th
2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mücke Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 23rd

Complete GP2 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 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[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 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

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007 France Noël del Bello Racing France Romain Ianetta
United States Liz Halliday
Courage LC75-AER LMP2 198 DNF DNF

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2010 Renault F1 Team Renault R30 Renault RS27-2010 2.4 V8 BHR
Ret
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
CHN
7
ESP
11
MON
13
TUR
15
CAN
17
EUR
14
GBR
13
GER
10
HUN
5
BEL
9
ITA
13
SIN
11
JPN
Ret
KOR
Ret
BRA
16
ABU
6
13th 27
2011 Lotus Renault GP Renault R31 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 AUS
3
MAL
17
CHN
9
TUR
8
ESP
11
MON
Ret
CAN
5
EUR
15
GBR
12
GER
10
HUN
12
BEL
9
ITA
Ret
SIN
17
JPN
9
KOR
Ret
IND
11
ABU
13
BRA
10
10th 37
2012 Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT01 Renault RS27-2012 2.4 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
16
CHN
18
BHR
16
ESP
17
MON
Ret
CAN
19
EUR
13
GBR
DNS
GER
16
HUN
19
BEL
14
ITA
15
SIN
19
JPN
17
KOR
16
IND
17
ABU
16
USA
17
BRA
11
19th 0

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

Complete DTM results[edit]

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

 Year  Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  Pos   Points 
2014 Mücke Motorsport DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé HOC
17
OSC
17
HUN
17
NOR
19
MSC
18
SPL
20
NÜR
18
LAU
12
ZAN
11
HOC
18†
23rd 0

† Driver retired, but was classified as he completed 75% of the winner's race distance.

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