Sergey Olegovich Sirotkin (Russian: Серге́й Оле́гович Сиро́ткин, born August 27, 1995 in Moscow, Russia) is a Russian racing driver who is currently a test driver for both the Renault and McLaren teams. From 2012 to 2014, he drove in Formula Renault 3.5, and from 2015 to 2017, he raced in the GP2 Series. From 2016 to 2017, he was a test driver for Renault. He made his Formula One debut with Williams in 2018, and his car number is #35.
Career[edit | edit source]
Pre-Formula One[edit | edit source]
Sirotkin began karting in 2008, progressing into cars in 2010, driving in Formula Abarth. In 2011, he won Formula Abarth's European Series by nearly 40 points and came second in the Italian Series by 13 points to Patrick Niederhauser.
In 2012, he drove in the Auto GP World Series, coming third in the Championship, in Italian Formula Three, where he finished fifth in the European Series and sixth in the Italian Series. He drove two races in Formula Renault 3.5.
Sirotkin drove solely in Formula Renault 3.5 in 2013. He took three podiums on his way to ninth in the Championship, which was won by Kevin Magnussen.
Sauber[edit | edit source]
Joining Sauber[edit | edit source]
With the Sauber team experiencing financial issues, Sirotkin joined the team in July 2013 with the backing of Russian investors, who intended for him to participate in Friday practice sessions in 2013 before promotion to a full time race seat in 2014. However, as Sirotkin did not have the required amount of experience, he does not automatically qualify for an FIA Superlicense, putting his chances of driving in 2014 in doubt.
By December, doubts had begun to emerge as to whether Sirotkin would even get the seat at all, and on 21 December, Esteban Gutiérrez was announced as the team's second driver, with Sirotkin the team's test driver.
2014[edit | edit source]
Sirotkin drove in demonstration runs throughout the season and was eventually granted his début Grand Prix practice session at the Russian Grand Prix. He came 17th in the session, 2.721 seconds down on Nico Rosberg, splitting the two Lotus cars.
Sirotkin left the team after the 2014 season.
2015[edit | edit source]
With no Formula One deals, Sirotkin spends 2015 driving in GP2. Driving in all 22 races, he records one win and five podiums, finishing third in the championship.
Renault[edit | edit source]
2016[edit | edit source]
Sirotkin joined the Renault team as the team's test driver, taking part in the first Free Practice session at the Russian Grand Prix. He also continues in GP2, winning twice and finishing third in the standings again.
Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]
Formula One Record[edit | edit source]
|2013||Sauber F1 Team||Sauber-Ferrari||Development Driver|
|2014||Sauber F1 Team||Sauber-Ferrari||Test Driver|
|2016||Renault Sport F1 Team||Renault||Test Driver|
|2017||Renault Sport F1 Team||Renault||Test Driver|
|2018||Williams Martini Racing||Williams-Mercedes||1||20th||Report|
|2019||Renault Sport F1 Team||Renault||Test Driver|
|2020||McLaren F1 Team||McLaren-Renault||Test Driver|
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
Correct as of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying
|Distance Raced||5306 km (3297 mi)|
Career Results[edit | edit source]
|Complete Formula One results|
|2015||Did not compete|
|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
|Italics||Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap||[+] More Symbols|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Barretto, Lawrence (16 January 2018). "Sergey Sirotkin beats Robert Kubica to 2018 Williams F1 seat". https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/133914/sirotkin-announced-as-2018-williams-driver. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- "Сергей Сироткин будет выступать под номером 35" (in Russian). f1news.ru. 19 January 2018. https://www.f1news.ru/news/f1-126507.html. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
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Frédéric Vasseur · Pascal Picci · Alex Sauber · Eric Gandelin · Timothée Guerin · Axel Kruse · Beat Zehnder
Ilmor (1993) · Mercedes (1994) · Ford (1995-96) · Petronas (1997-2005) · Ferrari (2010-2018)
C12 · C13 · C14 · C15 · C16 · C17 · C18 · C19 · C20 · C21 · C22 · C23 · C24 · F1.06 · F1.07 · F1.08 · F1.09 · C29 · C30 · C31 · C32 · C33 · C34 · C35 · C36 · C37
BMW Sauber · Alfa Romeo
|V T E||Williams F1|
6. Nicholas Latifi · 63. George Russell
Frank Williams · Patrick Head · Pat Symonds · Mike Coughlan
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Alain Prost (1993) · Damon Hill (1996) · Jacques Villeneuve (1997)
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