Head of Renault Sport’s Cyril Abitbul believes that Sergey Sirotkin fully deserved the opportunity to debut in Formula 1 in 2018.
Over the past two years, Russian was the third rider in Enstone and from time to time, spoke at Friday’s training, and was flown by private car tests 2012. He is now considered one of the main candidates to Williams, along with Robert Kubica.
“We were impressed with the work of Sergei, – quotes the words Abibula the publication Motorsport-Total. Sometimes he had bad luck for three to four training, he was faced with the technical problems, which he does not depend. But when everything was in order, Sirotkin demonstrated a high tempo and excellent understanding of machine operation.
Given the minimal experience of piloting a Formula 1 car, Sergey has provided the team with a really high quality feedback. This information is very useful to us during the season.
It’s hard to say how it will look on the background of the partner in F1. But, of course, he deserved the chance, given your pace, focus and approach”.
As noted by Cyril Abitbul if Sirotkin is in Williams, it will be the result of his progress in Renault.
“The talent and speed in modern Formula 1 is not enough. Important team work with the driver. That’s why we gave him the opportunity to drive as many kilometers on combat and old cars, ‘ said Cyril. – I think in 12 months it has changed a lot as a racer. So if he goes to Williams, this will including our merit”.
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