UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Petrov becomes Russia's first F1 racer

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* Petrov signed up as Renault's second driver * Will be first Russian to race in Formula One * Started out driving his father's Lada (Adds quotes, detail) By Alan Baldwin VALENCIA, Spain, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Vitaly Petrov left his Lada driving days far behind on Sunday when he signed with Renault as Russia's first Formula One racer. The 25-year-old from Vyborg, near the Finnish border, was runner-up in last year's GP2 support series to Germany's Nico Hulkenberg, who makes his debut ...

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