Auto GP star Sergey Sirotkin joins ISR for Formula Renault 3.5

Auto GP race-winner Sergey Sirotkin will race for ISR in Formula Renault 3.5 next year

Auto GP star Sergey Sirotkin joins ISR for Formula Renault 3.5

The Russian teenager, who finished third in Auto GP and fifth in Italian Formula 3 in 2012, is the Czech team's first signing for next season.

Sirotkin had a taste of FR3.5 machinery earlier this year when he made a one-off appearance on home soil at Moscow Raceway for BVM Target, and he returned to the category for post-season testing.

"ISR has shown many times that it is an excellent place for a driver to work for his career, and I intend to make the most of this opportunity," he said.

"It has all come together so quickly. This is, however, the moment that all young drivers are working towards, and I am determined to learn as much as I can as quickly as I can."

Team boss Igor Salaquarda added that Sirotkin had performed well in post-season testing for a 17-year-old. His best performance was going seventh quickest on day one at Aragon.

"We had a few opportunities to test Sergey during the winter and he was part of our shortlist for 2013," he said.

"Despite his very young age he already has some good experience with powerful cars with interesting results.

"The team has been impressed after these tests and both parties agreed quickly for 2013."

ISR fought for the FR3.5 championship in 2012, taking two wins with Mercedes Formula 1 test driver Sam Bird.

shares
comments
Will Stevens to contest 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 with P1 Motorsport

Previous article

Will Stevens to contest 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 with P1 Motorsport

Next article

Robin Frijns: Stoffel Vandoorne can thrive in FR3.5 rookie season

Robin Frijns: Stoffel Vandoorne can thrive in FR3.5 rookie season
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula V8 3.5
Author Glenn Freeman
How the post-Renault 3.5 series is shaping up Plus

How the post-Renault 3.5 series is shaping up

When Renault ended its support of its 3.5 Formula, there were fears about the category's future. But as PETER MILLS explains, the rebadged FV8 3.5 series has retained an appeal to drivers

Formula V8 3.5
Feb 3, 2016
The all-time FR3.5 top 10 Plus

The all-time FR3.5 top 10

An era ended in 2015 as Renault withdrew its backing of Formula Renault 3.5. GLENN FREEMAN and PETER MILLS pick the 10 best drivers from the World Series by Renault years

Formula V8 3.5
Jan 8, 2016
The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2015 Plus

The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2015

The 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 season will be notable for being the last with the French company's backing but also produced a worthy champion in Oliver Rowland. PETER MILLS evaluates this year's crop of drivers

Formula V8 3.5
Nov 17, 2015
Renault's ladder to Formula 1 Plus

Renault's ladder to Formula 1

Since 2005 the World Series by Renault package has launched a host of young stars on the path to Formula 1. But there's much more to the events, both on and off the track

Formula V8 3.5
Aug 13, 2015
The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2014 Plus

The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2014

The field was perhaps not as strong as in the previous season, but Carlos Sainz Jr emerged as a worthy Formula Renault 3.5 champion. GLENN FREEMAN rates the top 2014 drivers

Formula V8 3.5
Nov 11, 2014
The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2013 Plus

The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2013

There were some standout performances in the Formula Renault 3.5 title race this year, but one racer stood above all the others. GLENN FREEMAN looks back and picks out his top 10 drivers

Formula V8 3.5
Nov 15, 2013
The 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 grid guide Plus

The 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 grid guide

Last year's field was extraordinary and hard to match, but the Formula Renault 3.5 grid will still have plenty of talent this season. Glenn Freeman runs through the field ahead of this weekend's season opener

Formula V8 3.5
Apr 4, 2013
Vandoorne: future McLaren F1 star? Plus

Vandoorne: future McLaren F1 star?

Landing the Fortec seat that took rising star Robin Frijns to the 2012 FR3.5 title was already a good sign for Stoffel Vandoorne. Then McLaren took him under its wing. Peter Mills tells Vandoorne's story so far

Formula V8 3.5
Feb 20, 2013