Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin will have a taste of F1 power when he does a demo run for Sauber in Sochi on Sept. 27, a little over a year before the first GP at the venue.
Sirotkin, who turns 18 next week, visited the team’s Hinwil base this week, where he had a chance to sit in a F1 car for the first time.
“My visit to the Sauber F1 Team headquarters was busy,” he said. “I learned a lot about the team and many other things. I had a seat fitting, met the engineers and learned about the car and what happens over a race weekend.
“I also had a lesson with the steering wheel. I am happy because, if you had told me six months ago that one day I would visit this workshop and meet this team, I would have never believed you. It’s great. The dream is so close to becoming reality now.”
Team boss Monisha Kaltenborn said: “We are proud to be doing the demo run next month. It will be a historical moment when a Russian driver drives a Formula One car for the first time at the track in Sochi.”