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Vitaly Petrov

Vitaly Petrov, F1 driver


8 September 1984 (39)
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3rd (2011 Australian Grand Prix)
64 (1.1 points per race avg)
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2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
2012 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Vitaly Aleksandrovich Petrov (Russian: ???????? ?????????????? ???????, IPA: [v???tal?? ?l??k?sandr?v??t? p???trof], born 8 September 1984) is a Russian racing driver who drove in Formula One for Renault F1 Team in 2010, Lotus Renault GP in 2011 and Caterham F1 Team in 2012. Born in Vyborg, he is known as the "Vyborg Rocket" (Russian: ??????????? ???????, IPA: [?vib?r?sk?j? r??k?et?]) in Russia. He was the first Russian to compete in the Formula One World Championship.

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2010, 2011, 2012,

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2010 Robert Kubica
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2011 Nick Heidfeld
Bruno Senna
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2012 Heikki Kovalainen
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According to reports emerging from Russia, Alexander Petrov was shot at his home near Vyborg in the western part of the country.
The tragedy meant that Vitaly, who was having his first appearance as a drivers' steward, was unable to continue in his role and has immediately returned home to Russia.
A statement issued by motor racing's governing body on Saturday night said: "The FIA confirms ...

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Petrov's appointment has been criticised by world champion Lewis Hamilton and LGBTQ+ movement Racing Pride, who were both unhappy about the choice after the former grand prix driver recently criticised F1's anti-racism push.

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On Thursday, Lewis Hamilton had said he did not understand why the FIA had chosen Petrov to be a drivers? steward in the wake of comments the Russian made questioning the sport?s anti-racism push.
Petrov also made controversial remarks in relation to Hamilton?s wearing of a Breonna Taylor T-shirt.
?I think half of the audience did not understand at all what this shirt was about until ...

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While F1 and the FIA has pushed hard with its anti-racism message this year, Petrov stirred up feelings in a recent interview when he said he did not support the kneeling protests before races.
"Honestly, I don't understand the kneeling ceremony," Petrov said in the interview with Russia sports new site
"According to our traditions, people kneel only on two occasions - in a ...

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