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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Petrov Needs More Russian Support

The manager of Russian Caterham F1 driver Vitaly Petrov, Oksana Kosachenko, has raised questions about the his future in Formula 1 unless he is able to generate more support in Russia.

The Caterham F1 driver, who replaced Italian Jarno Trulli at the start of the 2012 season, has spoken of his desire to stay in Formula 1 amidst fears over his Caterham seat, with the Norfolk outfit yet to announce their 2013 driver line-up.

According to Kosachenko, there appear to be more factors in play, with financial backing a possible problem for the first Russian F1 driver ever.

"If the presence of a Russian driver in F1 will be interesting to no one but Vitaly Petrov and Oksana Kosachenko, we'll find what to do outside grand prix racing," she is quoted as telling Sport-Express.

"Formula 1 is great and very prestigious, but for Vitaly it's a job that brings no money. Why? There are many reasons but, in Russia, where it's already difficult to sell an athlete, it is almost impossible to sell an F1 driver," Kosachenko added.

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