F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!

Jan 23, 2014 - 03:10 PM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)

Top Stories
· First Images: 2014 Formula One F1 Williams FW36 (Jan 23, 2014)
· NASCAR Announces Sweeping Changes To Qualifying Formats (Jan 22, 2014)
· First Photos: Sahara Force India 2014 Formula One F1 VJM07 (Jan 22, 2014)
· 2014 Formula One F1 Entry List - With Car Numbers (Jan 10, 2014)
· Austin Dillon Paces NASCAR Sprint Cup Test Session At Daytona (Jan 10, 2014)

Previous Top Stories!

Hot Rumors!
· F1: Ericsson, Brack bringing millions to Caterham ? (Jan 23, 2014)
· F1: McLaren, Honda to work with top GP2 team ? (Jan 23, 2014)
· F1: Sirotkin's place at Sauber now in doubt ? (Jan 22, 2014)
· F1: Caterham set for Kobayashi-Ericsson in 2014 ? (Jan 20, 2014)
· F1: McLaren, Brawn rumours ? (Jan 19, 2014)
More Rumors!

DTM Debut For Vitaly Petrov At Testing In Portimao
Posted by: newsla on Jan 23, 2014 - 03:06 PM
Sports Cars
DTM Debut For Vitaly Petrov At Testing In Portimao

Former Formula 1 driver Vitaly Petrov (29, Russia) gets his first DTM test in a DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé at the Portimão race track on Thursday January 23rd. The session takes place precisely 100 days ahead of the opening race of the 2014 DTM season at Hockenheim on Sunday 4th May.


Bookmark and Share
The 29-year-old Russian got his first taste of the world's most popular touring car series last year, when in the summer of 2013, Petrov drove in the Moscow City Race around Red Square and made his DTM debut at the Moscow Raceway in a Mercedes-Benz DTM racing taxi.

Petrov was GP2 runner-up in 2009 and moved up into Formula 1 with the Renault F1 Team for the following year. He lined up in 57 grands prix for Renault, Lotus Renault GP and Caterham during 2010 and 2012. Petrov secured a total of 64 world championship points in his three Formula 1 years. He was third on the podium at the 2011 season opener in Australia.

Vitaly Petrov:
"I'm absolutely delighted and really grateful to Mercedes-Benz for inviting me to test drive one of their DTM cars. This test is a great opportunity to get back in the cockpit of a high-performance racing car. I got my first impression of the DTM last year when I drove in the Moscow City Racing event and took the wheel of a DTM racing taxi for Mercedes-Benz at the Moscow Raceway during the DTM race weekend. I had never driven such a car before and the demo laps were fantastic fun. I've been especially impressed by the way the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé handles in the corners. The DTM is top-class and one of the most competitive touring car series in the world."

Toto Wolff, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport:
"Russia is a highly significant market for the DTM and for Mercedes-Benz. Following the success of the DTM debut at the Moscow Raceway last year, the interest of Russian fans in the series has grown considerably. Vitaly has been aware of these developments and expressed a desire to test drive our DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé. We were only too happy to make his wish possible."

PaddockTalk Perspective

Also in Sports Cars:

Related links
· Sports Car Edition
· Top PaddockTalk News!
· More about Sports Cars

Home :: _ 

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: [email protected]