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Renault's Petrov becomes 1st Russian driver in F1

Renault's Petrov becomes 1st Russian driver in F1

Vitaly Petrov has become Formula One's first Russian driver after Renault announced he will partner Robert Kubica in 2010.
The announcement came Sunday at Valencia's Cheste Circuit where the French team was unveiling its 2010 car.
Petrov replaces French driver Romain Grosjean to drive alongside Polish teammate Kubica, who joined from BMW Sauber in place of Fernando Alonso, who left for Ferrari.
The 25-year-old Petrov has been driving in GP2 since 2006 and finished runner-up to Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg in last season's standings of the F1 feeder series.
Petrov began his racing career in 2003 in Formula Renault.


Updated : 2021-04-17 02:50 GMT+08:00