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Vitaly Petrov

Vitaly Petrov, 2006. Copyright Richard Jenkins, provided to him as part of media guide at 2006 Grand Prix Masters, Silverstone. Used with permission.

Vitaly Petrov, 2006. Copyright Richard Jenkins, provided to him as part of media guide at 2006 Grand Prix Masters, Silverstone. Used with permission.

Vitaly Petrov. Copyright Peter Scholz (http://racing-slz.magix.net), 2016. Used with Permission.

Vitaly Petrov. Copyright Peter Scholz (http://racing-slz.magix.net), 2016. Used with Permission.

Born:

08 Sep 1984
Vyborg, nr. St Petersburg

Nationality:

Russia

Grands Prix:

53 (2010-2012)

After leaving F1, Vitaly was without a drive until moving to the DTM in 2014. This didn't go successfully and so was left without a seat and worked as an online columnist and expert for Russian motorsport media. In 2016 though, he moved to the World Endurance Championship and remains there in 2019. The first Russian to race in the World Championship, Petrov started his career late - aged 18 - and competing in rallies and ice racing - these days an unconventional route to the top. A strong Euroseries season in 2006, then followed by a string of decent GP2 drives then propelled him forward.

Biography last updated 8 Aug 2018