Alonso Petrov gave Mercedes a nightmare: “It’s not possible” / Formula 1

Vitaly Petrov upset Ferrari star Fernando Alonso within the 2010 World Championship closing. The 38-year-old Russian is now assessing the scenario forward of the 2023 GP season and would not perceive Mercedes.


Vitaly Petrov turned the second Russian within the Formula 1 race after Minardi tester Sergey Zlobin. Petrov, now 38, from Vyborg competed in 57 races within the Formula 1 World Championship from 2010 to 2012 – in 2011 he completed tenth on this planet championship with Renault.

In the identical season, he achieved his finest lead to Formula 1 with third place in Melbourne. However, he didn’t commit additional on the finish of the season. At the top of 2012, Vitaly additionally needed to vacate his cabin at Caterham: the Frenchman Charles Pic and the Dutchman Giedo van der Gard might present extra dowry.

Petrov made essentially the most protection on the 2010 World Cup finals in Abu Dhabi. A strategic mistake by Ferrari left Fernando Alonso behind the Russian Renault and unable to get previous Petrov, a nightmare for the Spaniard. This was one of many the explanation why he misplaced the world title to Sebastian Vettel.

Petrov has by no means misplaced contact with Formula 1 and lately spoke in regards to the newest developments within the firstclass. At the Russian Portal Championship, Petrov was shocked by Mercedes-Benz’s fielding of sensible strategist James Vowles – Vowles is the brand new crew principal at Williams Racing.

Petrov says: “Now every part will rely upon how Mercedes solves the issues with the automotive and the way to substitute such a particular person. Honestly, I might by no means let it go. Of course, I perceive that typically it’s not possible to maintain a man in a single place for a very long time. Because there are staff on the lookout for new jobs, and it isn’t about cash. From Vowles’ standpoint, I perceive the change.”

Mercedes crew principal Toto Wolff stated: “James is not going to depart any gaps as we’ve been speaking about continuity on this discipline for a few years. We have a very proficient crew of strategists. We have 9 folks, a few of them very massive, and they don’t seem to be all the time on the entrance. This group has been accountable for the technique for the previous six months. So I’m very snug with the long run construction. It’s not like there’s a large vulnerability all of a sudden.”

Petrov stated: “It is not possible to work with out the chief strategist. I’m positive it must get replaced one way or the other. I can think about completely different professionals doing it.”

Formula 1 2023

February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 6: Williams Online
February 7: Alfa Romeo in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York
February 13: McLaren at Woking
February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
February 14: Ferrari at Maranello
February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
February 16: Alpine in London

winter take a look at
February 23-25: Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1 World Championship calendar
05.03. Bahrain GP, ​​Bahrain International Circuit, Sahir
19.03 Saudi Arabian GP, ​​Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
02.04. Australian GP, ​​Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
04/30 Azerbaijan GP, ​​Baku City Circle, Baku *
07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Speedway, Miami
21.05 Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, Imola
28.05 Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia, Montmelo
18.06 The Canadian Doctor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
02.07. Austrian GP, ​​Red Bull Ring, Spielberg *
09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
23.07. Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary, Budapest
07/30 Belgian GP, ​​Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa*
27.08 Netherlands GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
03.09. Italian GP, ​​Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
17.09 Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
24.09 Japan GP, ​​Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
08.10. Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha *
22.10. Austin GP, ​​Circuit of the Americas, Austin *
29.10. Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Herman Rodriguez, Mexico City
05.11. Brazilian GP, ​​Autodromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos *
18.11. Las Vegas GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
26.11 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

* Sprint format


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