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Sirotkin to continue as Renault reserve driver for 2020

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Credit: Renault DP World F1 Team

Sergey Sirotkin is to continue in his position of reserve driver for Renault DP World F1 Team for the 2020 Formula 1 season.

The 24-year-old filled the role for the team in the 2017 and 2019 seasons, adding to his F1 experience in 2018 in a full-time race drive for Williams Racing.

He said he is looking forward to the season getting underway, and is conscious of the importance of his role as reserve driver, especially due to the uncertainty caused by the on-going coronavirus crisis.

“It’s great to be back with Renault DP World F1 Team as Reserve Driver. I know the team very well having been with them throughout the 2019 season,” said the Russian.

“I understand the importance for a team to have a driver ready to fill in quickly should the opportunity arise, especially given the current situation the world is in.

“I’ve been keeping sharp and focused and I would be well prepared to race a Formula 1 car again. I’m looking forward to seeing my friends at Renault soon.”

Team principal Cyril Abiteboul is pleased that Sirotkin is returning to work with the team, put at ease at the thought of having an extra driver in reserve due to the unknowns surrounding the pandemic.

“We’re pleased to welcome Sergey back to the team for this year. Given the current circumstances we find ourselves in, we must have plans in place for any situation which might occur,” said Abiteboul.

“We know Sergey very well and he, likewise, knows the team. We’re looking forward to welcoming Sergey this weekend in Austria.”

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