Sergey Sirotkin is one of a handful of Russian drivers to have competed in Formula One in recent decades – and he’s realistic about the odds of him making a return.
In a recent interview, the former Williams driver said he is currently focused on competing in another series instead of returning to the F1 grid.
“We want to get more involved in all of the Ferrari projects,” he said.
“For me at this moment in my career, focusing on that is probably the most correct decision. It is better to build up high quality relationships for the long term than to chase childhood dreams of Formula 1 which, unfortunately, are not very real at the moment.”
Sirotkin is a senior driver in the SMP Racing programme and acts as a reserve driver for the Renault F1 Team.
When asked how his reserve driver duties have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sirotkin replied:
“The work is no different to before except that logistically it is more difficult, but also the hope of getting behind the wheel is slightly higher than in normal conditions.”
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