Russia’s first-ever Formula 1 driver, Vitaly Petrov, may continue his career with Caterham, formerly Team Lotus.
“I suspect Vitaly Petrov may reemerge at Caterham F1 in 2012,” Martin Brundle, commentator and former F1 driver, wrote on his Twitter page. “The music has stopped, there'll be a mad scramble for seats.”
The Russian is in search of a new team after Lotus Renault decided to replace both of their drivers due to a poor performance in the 2011 season.
Caterham has already extended its contracts with Heikki Kovalainen of Finland and Jarno Trulli, with the Italian’s place behind the wheel next season not yet secured.
Meanwhile, reports in the Italian media on Wednesday were sending Petrov to Ferrari as their third pilot.
27-year-old Petrov has spent two years in F1. He finished tenth in the driver’s championship last year, snatching a podium place at the Australian Grand Prix.
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