Russian driver Vitaly Petrov signed a contract with the team Caterham F1 Team, which in the 2012 season to replace Italian Jarno Trulli. The Russian has already passed the procedure of fitting the seat and ready for the second test session, which starts in Barcelona on 21 February. Earlier there were rumors that Vitali could become a combat pilot Caterham, but according to the manager of the pilot – Oksana Kosachenko, having a little hitch with sponsors. And a financial issue in the contract seems to have played a key role. According to team leader Tony Fernandez “Trulli Replacement Petrov became difficult decision, but we took it, realistically assessing the situation in global financial markets.” Petrov’s team-mate in the 2012 season will be the Finn Heikki Kovalainen. As for Jarno Trulli, then a week ago, he declared that he had on his hands a valid contract. But the latest in modern Formula 1 is no longer give any guarantees. At the very Vitaly had a valid two-year contract with Renault F1, but at the end of last season, the team rastrorgla agreement, and is now on the “bench” was Jarno. And this is not an isolated example.

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