Caterham announce new Russian sponsor

By on Monday, February 20, 2012

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Only days after Caterham announced that Russian driver Vitaly Petrov had replaced Jarno Trulli at the team, it has been announced today that Caterham now have a Russian sponsor in petrochemical company Sibur.

Continuing their partnership with Vitaly Petrov, Sibur logos will now appear on the Caterham CT01, as well as Petrov’s overalls throughout the 2012 season. With Sibur becoming an official team partner, this will undoubtedly bring in more funds for Caterham as they begin their third season in the sport.

“We are delighted to welcome Sibur into our team and to help them continue their relationship in F1 with Vitaly, and now with Caterham F1 Team.” Explained Caterham team principal, Tony Fernandes, “F1 is a truly global sport, and Sibur’s investment in our sport is proof of the value F1 can bring, on a national and international level, so we are looking forward to working closely with Mr Konov and his team at Sibur to help them realize maximum benefit from this partnership.”

In 2012, Caterham will be hunting for their first ever World Championship points, with two drivers’ who have both had their taste of success in the sport. Heikki Kovalainen has raced for McLaren and won the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix, whereas Vitaly Petrov, who has never won a race before, has finished on the podium on one occasion.


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