godlameroso wrote:Hi new to the forum, just want to point out something I came across.
http://totalf1.com/full_story/view/3290 ... ion_to_F1/
Whoever signs him will have the cash for all the logistics the season will ask for.
I'm thinking he'll end up in Campos, although Renault are probably seriously considering as well. Supposedly he's not a bad driver.
Welcome to the forum.
It helps to give a bit more explanation in a post....
totalf1.com wrote:GP2 driver Vitaly Petrov is hoping to land one of the remaining seats in Formula One this year by offering €15 million (US$21 million) for a drive.
He finished as runner-up in last year's GP2 championship to Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg and has been in talks with Renault and Campos about a drive for the upcoming season. His personal sponsorship comes from Moscow-based bank Sberbank and Gazprom, the largest extractor of natural gas in the world, according to Geman newspaper Bild. His backing would equate to €800,000 (US$1.1 million) a race for the team that takes him on.
Petrov is looked after by Michael Schumacher's manager Willi Weber
Renault team principal Eric Boullier said that Petrov's money was not the only reason he was considering him.
"People say we are only looking at Petrov because he is bringing a lot of money, but he is not the richest driver we are talking to," Boullier said. "We must not forget he came second in the GP2 championship in 2009. His talent alone is more than enough to secure him an F1 drive."
Not the richest? Who else is flashing the sponsorship cash?