Sauber will have a fourth driver on hand watching over proceedings this weekend at Monza.
Always present for the Swiss team at races are Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez, and also the ‘third’ or reserve driver Robin Frijns.
But Speed Week reports that, making his paddock debut in Sauber colours in Italy this weekend will be Sergey Sirotkin.
The teenage Russian, although currently without a Formula 1 super license, has signed a contract to race for the Hinwil based team in 2014, as part of Sauber’s Russian rescue deal.
Sirotkin, who turned 18 late in August, will have “only three things to do at Monza,” according to Speed Week correspondent Mathias Brunner.
“Learn, learn and learn.” (GMM)
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