Founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg commented on the signing of a contract with Renault for the role of reserve rider for Sergey Sirotkin.
The status of the reservist and the terms of the contract imply the involvement of the Russian pilot in team work, participation in Friday practice at some stage and, if necessary, possible to replace one of the main drivers.
“As we announced earlier, Sergei will spend a full season 2017 in the Renault team as a backup pilot, – quotes Rotenberg press service of the SMP Racing. – This is another very important step for Sergei, and for all our SMP Racing programme. We talked about wanting to see riders of our program a combat pilot of Formula 1, and we consistently go to this. It is very important for us, for our young people participating in the youth formulas, to see their perspectives and to have such a huge incentive to work for further victories!”
Managing Director of Renault Sport’s Cyril Abitbul said, “We are pleased to see Sergey Sirotkin, who has joined us this season. We also have a number of key partners, including the largest Motorsport SMP Racing program. We have the fastest growing team in Formula 1, and now we have to demonstrate its capabilities on the track. Our goal was to score points at every stage of the championship”.
The presentation Sirotkin said his main goal is F1 debut in 2018. He also added that he is ready to do everything to achieve it.
“I never hid the fact that my goal is to become the main pilot of Renault. Today we almost came close to this goal, – said Sergey. – Of course, I still have a lot to learn in order to represent their country in the highest Motorsport division, and that it will be devoted to the upcoming season.
All who know me, also know that no one want to fight and win, working and practicing to achieve a goal. Thanks to the team Renault, thanks to the program SMP Racing and Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, thank you to everyone who believed in me – I will do everything possible to meet expectations”.
Want to get the most current news website on your mobile device? Subscribe to our channel in the Telegram!