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Sergey Sirotkin joins the Renault F1 Team as a reserve driver
The important tasks of the Russian driver on the team will be work in the team’s factory, tests on the simulator, support of the team during race weekends of Formula 1 Grand Prix. If necessary, Sergey will be able to replace the main driver of Renault F1 Team on the track.
“We have made a decision that in 2019 Sergey will return to the Renault F1 Team,” said the founder and head of the SMP Racing program Boris Rotenberg. “The main competition in the season 2019 for Sergey is the World Endurance Racing Championship, where he will drive the BR1 prototype for our SMP Racing team. At the same time, he will return to Formula 1 as a reserve driver for the Renault team. We expect from Sergey that he will use his full potential in the FIA WEC and will also be ready to possibly return to Formula 1 in the future.”
“I am very pleased to rejoin the friendly Renault F1 Team and return to Formula 1,” Sergey Sirotkin commented. “We are well acquainted with the team, I spent the whole 2017 in their factory and in the pit box. It would be interesting to learn how far Renault has advanced in the development of the car over the past year - because last season we were rivals, and I could not see the work from the inside. I am pleased to join the team as a reserve driver and work alongside Nico Hulkenberg, with whom we have previously collaborated, and Daniel Ricciardo, with whom I didn’t have a chance to work closely. I am sure, it will be an interesting season and I wish the Renault F1 Team to fight for the highest positions.”
The source of information: smpracing.ru
27 February 2019
Sergey Sirotkin will race for SMP Racing in the FIA WEC
In the final three races of the 2018–19 WEC Super Season, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, the team will be represented by Sergey Sirotkin, Egor Orudzhev and Stephane Sarrazin.
SMP Racing driver Sergey Sirotkin commented: “I am very glad that I have the honour of defending the colours of the Russian flag on the Russian prototype as part of the Russian SMP Racing team in the World Endurance Championship. We have outstanding line-ups and excellent cars, with which, I am sure, we will be able to fight for the win, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
SMP Racing driver Vitaly Petrov said: “I’m very glad that Sergey will continue to drive with us. He did tests on this car, so he is familiar with it. Today, the car is much better and faster that is why I think he will not have any difficulties, and even if there is a problem, we will always help.”
SMP Racing driver Egor Orudzhev added: “I welcome a new and very talented driver to our team. It will be interesting to work with Sergey. There is no doubt in his speed. I am personally very excited to see what we can achieve all together in the upcoming races of the championship.”
SMP Racing driver Mikhail Aleshin also commented: “It is great that Sergey Sirotkin, a member of the SMP Racing program, joins us. He is a professional of the highest class and his experience will be very helpful for our team.”
The source of information: smpracing.ru
29 January 2019
Sergey Sirotkin participated in Formula E car test in Morocco
SMP Racing driver Sergey Sirotkin participated in Formula E car test at the Mahindra Racing invitation in Marrakech (Morocco) on 13 January.
"There is no doubt that such a challenging, competitive сhampionship with the state-of-the-art technology as Formula E is a racing championship we need to pay a close attention to - said Sergey Sirotkin. – We have made a decision to collaborate with Mahindra Racing Team as it is a great opportunity to test new generation cars of this championship and gain valuable experience.
Even before the test drive we started to collect more information about this championship and realized that its level, technical and engineering systems and tracks are more complicated than it seemed at the beginning - mentioned Sergey Sirotkin. - During the last two weeks and especially during the day I spent in this car, my opinion totally changed. This car is much faster than you might think. Considering this car does not have much aerodynamics as the ones in Formula 1, basically its power is more than enough. Tracks are very narrow, without any run-outs, so you need to attack very close to the walls that makes the race even more interesting. Personally, I really enjoyed driving this car and, I should say, much more than many other cars that I got a chance to try besides main Formula championships.
The test-drive day itself was not flawless: there were some technical difficulties and the team needed some time to fix the problems. During the morning session we had two short races - just to move things along forward and to test the waters. In the afternoon we had the same problems and could not set up everything perfectly during qualifying - there were some difficulties with the traffic. All in all the team worked according to the plan and we tried a number of settings. I think that despite the difficulties, everyone was satisfied with the result accomplished - we ended the day on a good note and got many positive feedback.
I would like to thank the SMP Racing program and Mahindra Racing Team for the invitation and a great opportunity to test the car of Formula E Championship."
The source of information: smpracing.ru
15 January 2019
Sergey completes DTM test at Jerez
At the end of the 2018 DTM year, Audi Sport offered seven drivers the opportunity to gather new racing experience: during the joint test of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz at Jerez the race drivers were obviously thrilled once again by the 2018 version of the Audi RS 5 DTM that bade its farewell.
For Audi Sport, the tests at Jerez, Spain, marked a successful ending of the 2018 DTM year. Seven drivers in total from six different nations had the opportunity to test this season’s Audi RS 5 DTM for the first time. From Monday to Wednesday Jonathan Aberdein (20/South Africa), Andreas Bakkerud (27/Norway), Mattia Drudi (20/Italy), Sacha Fenestraz (19/France), Sergey Sirotkin (23/Russia), Benoît Tréluyer (42/France) and Frédéric Vervisch (32/Belgium) shared time in the cockpit of a total of two RS 5 DTM cars. For the test, Audi Sport Team Rosberg’s DTM squad and Audi DTM customer team WRT each fielded one of Audi’s DTM touring cars with V8 naturally aspirated engines. Jamie Green provided the race drivers with valuable pointers. The Briton was active as a reference driver for Audi Sport and rang in the tests on Monday.
“This was another very good test for Audi Sport here at Jerez,” said Project Leader Andreas Roos. “All seven drivers did a very good job in our Audi RS 5 DTM. I was particularly pleased to see how excited they obviously were. Even someone like Sergey (Sirotkin) with Formula One experience under his belt had a grin on his face afterwards. With our test vehicle we were able to check off a lot of items on our test program list. We drove a total of 1,457 kilometers on these three days, and largely did so without any issues. Now we’re going to use the rather long winter break to analyze the data before we’ll return to Jerez in March for the next official pre-season DTM test.”
Sergey Sirotkin (91 laps): “I watched the DTM even as a child, so I was incredibly excited about the test. Being able to sit in an RS 5 DTM was a unique experience, but also pretty tricky. I hadn’t found the perfect feel for the car by the end of my stint. I’ve never driven a race car before that comes close to the RS 5 DTM – the closest I may have come to it was in Formula 3. The engineers and the mechanics supported me as best they could and shortened the time for me to familiarize myself as much as possible – many thanks once more to everyone.”
The source of information: audi-mediacenter.com
12 December 2018
Sergey will not be racing for Williams Martini Racing
Dear friends, unfortunately, I won’t be racing in Formula 1 next year.
It was very long and tough year, not everything went as I wanted it to be, but I kept working and gave all my energy and all my heart to achieve what I feel we deserved to and if I am honest, I do believe we did a very reasonable job in current situation we found ourselves this year.
Thanks everyone for your support, for your trust and warm words, thanks for all the support I got during the Russian GP in Sochi which did seriously touch me a lot!
And partly thanks to you all this season will always remain in my memory! Thanks for everything, dear friends!
The source of information: Sergey's Instagram
22 November 2018