Young Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin was able to get a first glimpse of the world of Formula One during his visit to the Sauber F1 Team headquarters in Hinwil this week. The 17-year old was two days at the factory as he enjoyed a tour around the factory, including a steering wheel explanation and a seat fitting.
After getting to know the factory, Sergey joined Team Principal, Monisha Kaltenborn, for the announcement of the Sauber F1 Team's demonstration run on 27th September in Sochi as part of the 12th International Investment Forum.
Sergey Sirotkin: “My visit to the Sauber F1 Team headquarters was busy. I learned a lot about the team and many other things. I had a seat fitting, met the engineers and learned about the car and what happens over a race weekend. I also had a lesson with the steering wheel. I am happy because, if you had told me six months ago that one day I would visit this workshop and meet this team, I would have never believed you. It’s great. The dream is so close to becoming reality now.”
Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal: "We are proud to be doing the demo run next month. It will be a historical moment when a Russian driver drives a Formula One car for the first time at the track in Sochi.”