Petrov emerges as Sauber candidate at expense of teenager Sirotkin 24 October, 2013 Vitaly Petrov on the podium after finishing third at the 2011 Australian GP Russia first Formula 1 driver Vitaly Petrov has emerged as a shock contender to return to Formula 1 with Sauber in 2014.
Auto Motor und Sport said the Russian, who has raced for Renault and Caterham, is knocking at the Swiss team's headquarters with a 30 million sponsor.
Reportedly, Petrov could oust countryman Sergey Sirotkin, even though it was believed the 18-year-old Russian was the linchpin of Sauber's financial rescue package.
Auto Motor und Sport, however, reports that Sirotkin's backers are behind in their due payments to...
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