Vitaly Petrov a candidate for Renault seat - report

Yet another driver is being linked with the vacant race seat at Renault. A multitude of names have been mentioned as candidates for the role alongside Robert Kubica, and the latest belongs to a 25-year-old from Russia. Vitaly Petrov carries ...

Yet another driver is being linked with the vacant race seat at Renault.

A multitude of names have been mentioned as candidates for the role alongside Robert Kubica, and the latest belongs to a 25-year-old from Russia.

Vitaly Petrov carries significant sponsorship backing, and has already been linked with the vacant cockpits at Campos and Sauber.

He has driven in the GP2 series since 2006, and last season finished second behind champion Nico Hulkenberg.

Finland's Turun Sanomat claims Renault will select the driver with "the most sponsorship money" to be Kubica's teammate, adding that Petrov is "by no means the only strong candidate".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Robert Kubica , Vitaly Petrov , Nico Hulkenberg
Teams Sauber