Sergey Sirotkin (racing driver)

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Olegovich and the family name is Sirotkin.
Sergey Sirotkin
Sergey Sirotkin.JPG
Sirotkin in 2012.
Nationality Russia Russian
Born (1995-08-27) 27 August 1995 (age 21)
Moscow, Russia
GP2 Series career
Debut season 2015
Current team ART Grand Prix
Car no. 2
Former teams Rapax
Starts 35
Wins 3
Poles 4
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 3rd in 2015
Previous series
201214
2012
2012
201011
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej ɐˈlʲɛɡəvʲɪtɕ sʲɪˈrotkʲɪn], 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] However, in 2014 Sirotkin held the position of development driver. He is currently a driver in the GP2 Series for the ART team .

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]

In the season of 2014 Sergey joined the Fortec Motorsport team and his partner was Oliver Rowland. The second car Forteс often broke and Sergey did not finish in 5 races. Only once, seeing the checkered flag, Sergey did not got into points. It is worth noting pole and victory at home track Moscowraceway. According to the results of the championship – 5th place(132 points).

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. Sirotkin participated in tests that took place in Bahrain on April 8. The Russian driver did 75 laps and covered a distance of over 300 kilometres, recording the 8th fastest time. This result allowed Sirotkin to get a Superlicence. Sirotkin made his race weekend debut in free practice at the 2014 Russian Grand Prix where he recorded the 17th fastest time, about four tenths of a second slower than his more experienced team-mate Adrian Sutil. Sirotkin failed to sign a contract with Sauber for 2015 – the Swiss team completely changed its structure and selected drivers with good financing.

In April 2016, Sirotkin's F1 chances were revived when it was announced that he would act as a development driver for the Renault Sport F1 Team and would partake in the first free practice session of the Russian Grand Prix.[18]

GP2 Series[edit]

In February 2015, it was announced that Sirotkin would debut in the series with Rapax. He achieved his first victory at Silverstone by winning the feature race, thus ending Stoffel Vandoorne's four-race feature win streak. Though a GP2 rookie, Sirotkin finished third in the overall standings.

For the 2016 season, Sirotkin will switch to defending champions ART Grand Prix.

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 F1 Team Test driver
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Fortec Motorsports 17 1 1 0 4 132 5th
2015 GP2 Series Rapax 22 1 1 1 5 139 3rd
2016 Formula One Renault Sport F1 Team Test driver
GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 16 2 3 1 6 115 4th

* Season still in progress.

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

3
NÜR
2

4
HUN
1

14
HUN
2

Ret
LEC
1

4
LEC
2

7
JER
1

3
JER
2

5
5th 132

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

Complete Formula One participations[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicates 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 21 WDC Points
2014 Sauber F1 Team Sauber C33 Ferrari 059/3 1.6 V6 t AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS
TD
USA BRA ABU  –  –
2016 Renault Sport F1 Team Renault RS16 Renault RE16 1.6 V6 t AUS BHR CHN RUS
TD
ESP MON CAN EUR AUT GBR HUN GER BEL ITA SIN MAL JPN USA MEX BRA ABU –* –*

* Season still in progress.

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 22 DC Points
2015 Rapax BHR
FEA

12
BHR
SPR

14
ESP
FEA

16
ESP
SPR

10
MON
FEA

5
MON
SPR

3
AUT
FEA

2
AUT
SPR

4
GBR
FEA

1
GBR
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

3
BEL
FEA

9
BEL
SPR

6
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

5
RUS
FEA

4
RUS
SPR

21
BHR
FEA

5
BHR
SPR

4
ABU
FEA

13
ABU
SPR

C
3rd 139
2016 ART Grand Prix ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

11
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

Ret
EUR
FEA

2
EUR
SPR

3
AUT
FEA

12
AUT
SPR

6
GBR
FEA

18
GBR
SPR

21
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

1
GER
FEA

1
GER
SPR

2
BEL
FEA

9
BEL
SPR

16
ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

MAL
FEA

MAL
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

4th* 115*

* Season still 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" (PDF). 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. 
  18. ^ Benson, Andrew (26 April 2016). "New Renault test driver Sergey Sirotkin to drive in Friday practice at Sochi". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 

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

2011
Succeeded by
Nicolas Costa