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"This year I will be racing for Williams Martini Racing"
I'm happy to announce that this year I will be racing for Williams Martini Racing! For me it's a great honor to debut in Formula 1 for this legendary team. Big thanks to the team and SMP Racing for the trust! Can’t wait to get behind the wheel of FW41! See you in Barcelona!
Источник информации: Sergey's Instagram
16 January 2018
SMP Racing debuts in Formula 1
In 2018 the driver of the Russian motorsport development program SMP Racing Sergey Sirotkin will perform as part of the Williams Martini Racing team.
January 16, 2018. Moscow. An agreement on the participation of SMP Racing driver Sergey Sirotkin in the world championship season 2018 was signed between SMP Racing and Williams Martini Racing. The decision was made after several months of negotiations and Sirotkin’s tests driving a British car in Abu Dhabi. Sergey retains the status of the SMP Racing program driver.
«The participation of Russian drivers in key motor sport competitions is one of the tasks that confronts us," said Boris Rothenberg, founder and head of the SMP Racing program. - In 2018, we are making another step, confidently climbing to a new, higher level of the program's development: we make our debut in Formula 1, where Sergey Sirotkin will be at the wheel of the Williams team car. This event will undoubtedly make happy Russian fans and will have a significant impact on the development of Russian motorsport».
The season of Formula 1 of 2018 consists of 21 stages, one of which will be held in Russia, at Sochi Autodrom, on September 28-30. It was on this track in 2014 where Sergey Sirotkin first sat behind the wheel of the Formula 1 car during the grand prix as a development driver of the Sauber team.
«It would be an understatement to say just that I'm happy and proud to be a Russian driver in Formula 1 as part of such a famous team as Williams," said SMP Racing program driver Sergey Sirotkin. - I am really happy and very grateful to everyone who participated in the colossal work that was carried out. All our aspirations eventually led to the result, which in fact is only the beginning of our journey. I can assure that the team will receive from me everything in my power, and undoubtedly can count on me».
The source of information: SMP Racing
16 January 2018
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING CONFIRMS SERGEY SIROTKIN TO JOIN LANCE STROLL IN 2018
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is delighted to announce that Sergey Sirotkin will partner Lance Stroll in the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.
The 22-year-old Russian impressed the team with his performance at the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test where he drove the FW40 for the first time, and will make his Formula One race debut at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.
Sergey comes to Williams with a strong racing resume. As a member of the SMP Racing programme, in 2015 he competed in GP2, finishing third, and was the highest-placed rookie. In 2016, he was selected as Test Driver for Renault Sport F1, combining his role with a second season competing in the GP2 Series, a campaign which saw him finish third for a second successive year. In 2017 Sergey continued with Renault F1, and took part in four FP1 sessions as well as the Bahrain test, gaining valuable experience. Joining Formula One as an official race team driver marks Sergey’s progress to the highest level of the SMP Racing programme, which develops Russian drivers from karting through every level of circuit racing.
Sergey has been busy preparing for this season at the team’s factory and looks forward to partnering Lance Stroll, who enters his second year of Formula One, in 2018.
Lance broke several records during his debut Formula One season, which saw him take seven points-scoring finishes to place him 12th in the Drivers’ Championship, just one place behind his vastly experienced teammate. With a third-place finish at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Lance became the youngest ever rookie podium finisher, as well as the youngest front-row starter when he lined-up second on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix.
Speaking about the announcement, Lance Stroll said; “First of all I would like to welcome Sergey to Williams and I am looking forward to having him as my teammate. I know Sergey and I am sure we will very quickly form a close working relationship. I really enjoyed my rookie season with the team, and there were a number of memorable highlights, on which I’ll look to build on in the coming season. I’m looking forward to Barcelona, and driving the new FW41 for the first time.”
Sergey Sirotkin added; “To say I’m happy and proud to join such a famous team like Williams is an understatement. It took a huge amount of work to get where I am, and I’m really happy and thankful to everyone involved. The result of our combined efforts has helped me achieve my dream, and rest assured the team can rely on me to deliver my best.”
Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal said; “After an extensive driver evaluation process, I am thrilled to have our 2018 line-up finalised, and I’m excited to see what next season brings. We have taken our time to evaluate all the available options, and I’m confident Lance and Sergey can deliver the best results for the team. The Williams philosophy has always been to promote and develop young talent and Sergey fits right into that ethos. Lance has had a record-breaking debut season, and with a year now under his belt, he will be ready to hit the ground running in 2018. We have a talented driver line-up for 2018, that we are confident will deliver some exciting results for the team.”
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer, added; “We have conducted a rigorous and exhaustive driver evaluation process. Ultimately, Sergey impressed the team with his driving pace and talent, technical feedback and work ethic, both at the factory and trackside in Abu Dhabi. I’m delighted he will be joining the team to partner Lance next season. Lance will be going into his second season with us, after notable achievements in his rookie year. We have an exciting line-up for 2018 which we believe will help us to maximise the potential of the FW41.”
The source of information: williamsf1.com
16 January 2018
SMP Racing driver Sergey Sirotkin will drive at the Abu Dhabi tests
The driver of SMP Racing program Sergey Sirotkin will drive at the Pirelli tyre test after Formula One season end at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Russian will drive Williams FW40 on November 29.
«I’m happy to work at the tests with Williams Martini Racing, – Sergey Sirotkin commented on his participation in the test. - Williams is a great team with fantastic history, I can’t wait to get at the steering wheel! We will work to collect information for the next season».
The source of information: SMP Racing
22 November 2017