Russian linked with Caterham seat for Sochi

Daniil Kvyat might not be the only Russian on the Sochi grid next month.

The Russian publication Sportbox claims that, amid the cockpit reshuffling under Caterham's new management, 32-year-old Roman Rusinov is in the running to debut in Russia.

Caterham sidelined Kamui Kobayashi at Spa last month in deference to Le Mans winner and the Hype-sponsored Andre Lotterer, while Spaniard Roberto Merhi is tipped to race in Singapore this weekend.

When asked about the rumours, Rusinov - who tested for the Midland team in 2006 under the leadership of Colin Kolles - said: "Theoretically, I would not rule out such an option.

"However, it is on these days that I am racing in the world endurance championship in Japan. And I prefer that," he added.

Rusinov also clarified that he would not accept becoming a F1 'pay-driver'.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Andre Lotterer , Roman Rusinov , Kamui Kobayashi , Colin Kolles , Roberto Merhi , Daniil Kvyat
Article type Breaking news
Tags caterham, colin kolles, roman rusinov, sochi