Home - The Official Formula 1 Website Skip to content

Vitaly Petrov

Vitaly Petrov Vitaly Petrov
Team Caterham
Nationality Russian
Podiums 1
Points 64
Grand Prix entered 58
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 3 (x1)
Highest grid position 6 (x2)
Date of Birth 08/09/1984
Place of Birth Vyborg
Vitaly Petrov DRIVER
Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Caterham CT01.
Formula One World Championship, Rd9, British Grand Prix, Practice, Silverstone, England, Friday, 6 July 2012

2012

Gradually adjusts to life further back on the grid. Performs admirably against Caterham team mate Kovalainen and his standout 11th-place finish in the final race in Brazil makes him a hero as it lifts the team above rivals Marussia in the standings.

Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Lotus Renault GP R31 runs wide.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 31 July 2011

2011

With intended Renault partner Kubica absent through injury, steps up to the plate with consistently quick and mature performances, scoring first F1 podium at Australian opener. Results rapidly tail off though as innovative R31 becomes increasingly uncompetitive.

Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Renault.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Chinese Grand Prix, Preparations, Shanghai, China, Thursday, 15 April 2010

2010

Makes instant impression as first Russian in F1, with blinding starts and willingness to go wheel-to-wheel with sport's best. Inconsistency mars some excellent results, notably fifth in Hungary, and sixth in Abu Dhabi where he fends off a title-chasing Alonso.

Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Barwa Addax Team. GP2 Series, Rd 9, Race 1, Monza, Italy, Saturday 12 September 2009.

2009

Runner-up in GP2 Series with two wins and seven podiums. Fifth overall in GP2 Asia.

Race winner Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Barwa International Campos Team celebrates in parc ferme. GP2 Series, Rd 8, Race 1, Valencia, Spain, Saturday 23 August 2008.

2008

Third and seventh overall respectively in the GP2 Asia and main GP2 Series, with one win in each.

Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Campos Grand Prix. GP2 Series, Rd 11, Race 1, Valencia, Spain, Saturday 29 September 2007.

2007

Thirteenth overall in GP2 Series. Also competes in Formula Master and the Le Mans Series.

Vitaly Petrov (RUS) David Price Racing. GP2 Series, Rd 9, Qualifying Day, Budapest, Hungary, 4 August 2006.

2006

Third overall in Euroseries 3000 and F3000 Italy series. Makes GP2 debut with DPR team.

29.08.2004 Donington, England, Sunday 29 August 2004, Vitaly Petrov, RUS, Euronova - SUPERFUND EURO 3000 Championship Rd 6.

2005

Formula 1600 Russia champion and Lada Revolution Russia champion.

Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Euronova Jr Team. Formula Renault 2000, Rd1 Monza, Italy, 26-28 March 2004.

2004

Limited success in Formula Renault 2000 Italia and Eurocup, and F3000 Euro series.

Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Eurotek Racing. British Formula Renault Winter Series, Donington Park, England, 25-26 October 2003.

2003

Competes in various European-based Formula Renault series, his best result fourth overall in the 2.0 UK winter championship.