Caterham seat saved for Petrov
FUZZY FUTURE: Vitaly Petrov's future might be a bit fuzzy at the moment but "Russian sources" claimed a seat for him at Caterham is likely.
LONDON, England - “Russian sources” report that Vitaly Petrov is set to keep his Caterham seat for 2013, the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat has reported.
Just after Christmas 2012 the 28-year-old's manager, Oksana Kosachenko, revealed that "all the necessary work on our part is done - it's for Caterham to decide".
Petrov's team mate in 2012 was Finn Heikki Kovalainen but Caterham has already announced that Charles Pic will be driving a car in 2013.
Among the other candidates to be Pic's 2013 team mate are Giedo van der Garde, Bruno Senna and Luiz Razia.
Kosachenko said: "I believe Vitaly's race in Brazil securing 10th in the Manufacturers' championship helps us to stay where we were."
Also playing in Petrov's favour is a recent visit to Caterham's HQ and Bernie Ecclestone's desire to have a local driver on the grid when Russia hosts its inaugural GP in 2014.
Organisers of the 2014 Russian race in Sochi said construction of the track was "now in high gear".