Petrov targets Formula One return in 2014

Vitaly Petrov

Vitaly Petrov

Even without a manager or any Russian sponsors, Vitaly Petrov is still determined to return to Formula One, in 2014.

Since losing his Caterham seat at the end of last year, 28-year-old Petrov has split with his long-time manager Oksana Kosachenko, who is now Caterham’s commercial director.

Petrov also admits that his own search for new Russian backing has proved frustrating.

“Unfortunately only companies from the west have contacted us so far,” he is quoted by Speed Week, “which is a shame, because ideally I’d like to go back to F1 with Russian partners.”

Nevertheless, Petrov insisted that his focus remains on an F1 comeback for 2014.

“The negotiations are in progress and I’m working hard,” he is quoted.

“I have received many offers from other series and attended their races,” added Petrov, “but F1 is my priority.

“I will use all my strength to go back to F1, because it’s my life,” he said.

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