Sergey Sirotkin has completed the required mileage for his Formula 1 superlicense after driving for Sauber on the opening day of the Bahrain in-season test.
The Russian driver set the eighth fastest time and managed a total of 76 laps. He will combine his F1 commitments with a second season in the Formula Renault 3.5 championship, driving for Fortec Motorsport.
The 18-year-old joined Sauber last August and was announced as the Swiss outfit's test driver in December. He drove a Formula 1 car for the first time in a demo run at the Sochi Winter Olympic Park, the venue for this October's inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
'Everything felt great today,' Sirotkin said after a busy day at the Bahrain...
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