Vitaly Petrov steps down as F-1 steward after father’s death


After the death of the father, Vitaly Petrov will not be the Formula-1 steward in Portuguese GP. FIA confirmed that former F-1 driver came back to Russia because of personal reasons.

Former Formula-1 driver’s father Alexander was shot near Vyborg in the village of Velikoye. The exact circumstances of the incident are being investigated.

A. Petrov is a well-known Vyborg businessman, municipal deputy. He owned several large enterprises. In addition, he was a co-owner of Vyborg Shipyard OJSC and Vyborg Fuel Company CJSC. Petrov Sr. actively helped develop his son’s motorsport career when Vitaly was on his way to Formula 1.


Vitaly Petrov’s father brutally killed in Russia

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