Motor racing-Renault sign Petrov as first Russian to race in F1


By Alan Baldwin VALENCIA, Spain, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Vitaly Petrov will become the first Russian to race in Formula One after former champions Renault named him on Sunday as their second driver for the 2010 season. The 25-year-old from Vyborg, near the Finnish border, was the runner-up in the GP2 support series to Germany's Nico Hulkenberg, now with Williams, last year. Petrov will partner Poland's highly-rated Robert Kubica at the team. Media reports have suggested the Russian could ...

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