Former Renault, Lotus and Caterham driver Vitaly Petrov has his sights set firmly on making a return to Formula One.
The Russian driver entered Formula One with Russian state funding in 2010, driving alongside Robert Kubica at Renault. In 2011, he stayed with the team which made the change to Lotus and partnered Nick Heidfeld who replaced the injured Kubica. He then moved back to Caterham for 2012 alongside Heikki Kovalainen – both of whom have been dropped for 2013.
But Vitaly hasn’t given up – despite splitting with his manager, Oskana Kosachenko who now works as Caterham’s commercial director.
In an interview with F1news.ru, the 28 year old said “Of course, I’ll try to find some outlets for negotiations with different teams. At first there was stress but now I’m more or less rested and set to work at looking for a place for 2014.”
“I will sort out who works with me and for whom I’ll be working next year. There will be some changes that I do not want to take about it but in the near future it will become clearer.”