Petrov Aims to Tackle New Challenges in F1

Once a Formula One man for at least the next 2 years, Vitaly Petrov can now look more confident for the future. The Russian driver has just secured a 2-year extension to his current deal with Lotus Renault F1 Team and expressed his total commitment to the sport and his employer in a short media interview aftewards.

Talking about his goals for the future, Petrov admitted that he first wants to improve his racing in 2011, meaning less mistakes, and then do well with the challenges ahead: the introduction of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, the adjustable rear wings and the new tires from Pirelli.

There are quite a few changes that we have to adapt to as a team: new tires, moveable rear wings and KERS, which I've never used before. There's even a new race in India. So there are some things to adapt to, but they should improve the show and make for better racing,” said Petrov.

My objective is to continue improving as a driver and to become more consistent. There were times this year when I made mistakes and lost points, and I know this is where I can improve. I think I showed that I have the speed, but I need to be consistent over the whole weekend and get the maximum from every session.”

Additionally, he expressed his enthusiasm over Russia's continuous involvement in Formula One, saying that he feels the immense support coming from his native country.

I get more support from my country every week. In fact, recently one of the major lifestyle magazines included me in their top ten most attractive single men of Russia! You can feel that the sport is becoming more popular and soon we will have our own Grand Prix, which will create more interest.”

Even our prime minister, Mr Putin, got a taste of F1 when he tried a Renault F1 car earlier this year,” he concluded.
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