Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin was able to get a first glimpse of the world of Formula 1 during his visit to the Sauber F1 Team headquarters in Hinwil this week, where he also underwent a seat fitting.
The 17-year-old had a busy schedule during his two days at the factory. He met the Sauber F1 Team engineers and was able to have a closer look at and gain more understanding of the technology specific to Formula one, which included a lesson on how an F1 steering wheel works. He also had a seat fitting.
After getting to know the factory, Sergey joined Team Principal, Monisha Kaltenborn, for the announcement of the Sauber F1 Team’s demonstration run on 27th September in Sochi as part of the 12th International Investment Forum.
Sirotkin said, “My visit to the Sauber F1 Team headquarters was busy. I learned a lot about the team and many other things. I had a seat fitting, met the engineers and learned about the car and what happens over a race weekend. I also had a lesson with the steering wheel. I am happy because, if you had told me six months ago that one day I would visit this workshop and meet this team, I would have never believed you. It’s great. The dream is so close to becoming reality now.”
Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal said, “We are proud to be doing the demo run next month. It will be a historical moment when a Russian driver drives a Formula One car for the first time at the track in Sochi.” (Sauber)
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