Vitaly Petrov was born
on September 8, 1984 in Vyborg, Leningrad region.
first got behind the wheel of six years.
Professionally started motor racing.
Season turned into ring road race
Won the title of the Lada’s Cup Holder, unconditionally winning each race championship and typing 500 points out of 500 possible.
Winner of all ice Championships of Russia 2003
Went to Europe, where he appeared in the Italian Championship in the Formula Renault 2.0 Championship British Formula Renault 2.0, the European Cup Formula Renault 2.0.
Won the title of British champion. In the same year made his debut in Formula 3000, held a one-city race, finishing tenth.
Vitaly Petrov appeared simultaneously in Europe in Formula Renault and Formula 3000, and in the second half of the season completely switched to debut a series of Russian LADA Revolution
Vitaly Petrov took part in two classes of the Championship of Russia - LADA Revolution 10 wins, 12 podiums, 6 great circles, 5 pole position and Formula 1600 5 wins, 9 podiums one pole position.
Vitaly Petrov was awarded the best racer by the magazine's "Za rulem".
Bronze medalist at the European Championship Euroseries 3000 Euronova Team.
Bronze medalist of Italian Championship
— 4 wins in stage (Hungaroring, Mugello, Silverstone, Barcelona). GP2, a team DPR, was launched in four Grand Prix (Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Italy).
Best result - 10 th place among 26 participants. Formula 3000 Masters
— 1 race (Brno), the pole position.
Took part in the GP2 Series for Campos Grand Prix team all season 11 stages (Bahrain, Spain, Monaco, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Turkey, Italy, Belgium, Spain).
Vitaly took 13 place overall among 36 participants in the individual competition and won the bronze medal in the team Campos Grand Prix. The best result is a victory in the first race at the last stage on the road Ricardo Torma Valencia. Also got into the points zone at the Monaco Grand Prix — 5 place at the French Grand Prix (Cours track Monya) - 5 th place in race two stages, as well as the Turkish Grand Prix — 5 th place in race two stages.
This year, Vitaly takes part in the Winter Asian Championship GP2, for the team Barwa International Campos Team. And in the end it will hold another full season in the GP2 Series in the team Campos Grand Prix!
This year, Vitaly Petrov confidently began the season ranked second in the championship behind his team mate of Barwa Addax Romain Grosjean. After retiring Grosjean in a Formula 1 Renault Team, where he replaced the sacked Pique, Vitaly some time headed the standings. However, he failed to keep the lead and the championship and became vice-champion, behind Nico Hulkenberg.
On January 31, 2010 - it was announced that Vitaly Petrov became the first representative of Russia in the World Cup FIA Formula 1, signed a contract with Renault F1 Team.
After only seven days behind the wheel of Renault R30 in pre-season tests, Vitaly came at the start of his first career Grand Prix - this happened on March 12.
At the April Grand Prix of China, he earned his first points by finishing seventh.
And along the distance Vitaly aheaded in the rain splashes first seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, and then Mark Webber, who spoke at the Red Bull - the best car of the championship.
At the end of May in Turkey Vitaly got to his first top ten start as well in the race showed a record lap time.
Truly a triumph for him was the Hungarian stage. The 25-year-old driver finished his qualification seventh (finally leaving behind his experienced team-mate Robert Kubica), and the race he finished in fifth position.
Well, in sixth place in Abu Dhabi Petrov brought the title of best newcomer Formula 1 2010.
In the overall World Cup, he took 13th place.
Vitaly renewed his contract with the team, which started new season under new name Lotus Renault GP
He began second campaign in Formula One with brilliant result at Australian Grand Prix. Starting sixth, the driver finished third and brought his native Russia first ever podium at FIA World Championship event
During first half of a season Vitaly fought for positions in leaders’ group on regular basis – he scored good points once again under torrential rain in Canada, where finished 5th
Second half of the year turned out to be more complicated, nevertheless Russian scored steadily and outperformed his team-mates – Nick Heidfeld and Bruno Senna
Petrov finished 16 out of 19 races and reached his main target for the season, formed even before first Grand Prix – to climb Top10 of drivers’ classification. He scored 37 points and took 10th position
Vitaly started new season with young and ambitious Team Caterham. They debuted in Formula One in the same day and now looking forward to reach new successes together