The Russian Sergey Sirotkin is today by the Williams F1 team confirmed as the second rider. The Rus hijacks the last free racezitje for the F1 season 2018 road.
Sirotkin was together with the Pole Robert Kubica in the running for the last racezitje at Williams, which was released after the Brazilian Felipe Massa for the second time in as many years, said goodbye to Formula 1. This time is the farewell of Felipe Massa, however, finally, in the beginning of 2017, turned Mass back from his retirement, because Valtteri Bottas the switch from Williams to Mercedes made to Nico Rosberg.
It looked for a long time that Robert Kubica, the leading contender was for the second racezitje at Williams. At the end of 2017 reviewed Williams both Kubica as Sirotkin during a two-day tire testing at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The decision had then on hold for some time but in the end that Sirotkin has become the racezitje at Williams.
The Rus would reportedly faster lap times have to jot down, and also turned over many millions of sponsorship money. The 22-year-old Sirotkin was the past year is the test driver for the Renault F1 team and took on two races part of the F2 championship.
Robert Kubica may be in addition to the racezitje at Williams have seized, the Pool is the official reserverijder at Williams. With the confirmation of Sirotkin is the starting grid for the F1 season 2018 complete. All the racezitjes are now known.
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