Vitaly Petrov Brings Along New Petrol Sponsors to Caterham F1

February 20, 2012

Jarno Trulli’s surprise sacking as driver to Caterham F1 team became a lot clearer today as his replacement Vitaly Petrov has brought a new sponsor to the team.

Sibur have become official team partners to Caterham for the 2012 season after the Russian petrochemical company were personal sponsors to Petrov last year.

Caterham caught many people off guard by bringing in well-backed Petrov to replace JarnoTrulli just weeks before the start of the new Formula One season.

“We are delighted to welcome Sibur into our team and to help them continue their relationship in F1 with Vitaly, and now with Caterham F1 Team,” team principal TonyFernandes said..

“F1 is a truly global sport, and Sibur’s investment in our sport is proof of the value F1 can bring, on a national and international level, so we are looking forward to working closely with (Sibur CEO) Mr (Dmitry) Konov and his team at Sibur to help them realise maximum benefit from this partnership.”

The Sibur logo will appear on Caterham’s CT01 cars as well as Petrov’s racing overalls.

by Ismail Uddin