Petrov may quit Formula One warns manager

29 August, 2012

Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Renault with Oksana KosachenkoAug.29 (GMM) Vitaly Petrov’s manager Oksana Kosachenko has warned that she will find another pursuit for the Russian driver if they cannot make money in Formula One.

Since 2010, when the now 27-year-old made his debut for Renault (now Lotus) before switching to Caterham this season, Petrov has funded his race seats through private backing and sponsorship.

But his manager Kosachenko warned that they may change direction for 2013.

“If the presence of a Russian driver in Formula One will be interesting to no one else but Vitaly Petrov and Oksana Kosachenko, we’ll find what to do outside the grand prix,” she told Sport-Express.

“Formula One is great and very prestigious, but for Vitaly it’s a job that brings no money. Why? There are many reasons.

“In Russia, it’s difficult to sell an athlete, but to sell a Formula One driver is almost impossible,” added Kosachenko.

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  • McLaren Fan

    @Yella find another pick please this is ancient.
    The impression she gave was that he was comfortable @Caterham but obviously she is not happy him being there without more ££££

  • Emaaduddin

    “In Russia, it’s difficult to sell an athlete, but to sell a Formula One driver is almost impossible,”

    And especially when it is Vitaly Petrov, it is much more than impossible!!
    What a waste driver he has been in the last 2 years!!

  • McLaren Fan

    Also quote “Kosachenko said the priority is to keep Petrov, 27, at Caterham”.
    The lady is backtracking if the Priority is to stay why the threat???

  • splat

    If he was a winning driver then there would be no problems. However….

  • Obviously

    He won’t be missed… I mean by ANYBODY… Insiders outsider fans pundits… Well maybe some haters will miss an opportunity to call him a douche… But since he is a douche..that’s not really hating is it?

  • Michaelmacarthur

    “WARNS” ? Haha. there are many waiting in line to take the place of anyone that gives up a seat. No one is so important that F1 cannot go on without them.

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