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Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin in the season of 2018 will be the main pilot of the team “Formulas-1” Williams, reports F1News.Ru citing a reliable source. According to the publication, the contract is signed for one year. Its cost is estimated at $15 million. In the team 22-year-old Russian will replace Brazilian Felipe Massa.

From 2013 to 2014 , Sirotkin was a test pilot of a command “Formulas-1” Sauber. In July 2013, the press service of Sauber Motorsport AG announced a partnership with Russian organizations, which became the international Fund for Investment Cooperation, the State Fund of development of Northwest Russian Federation and the national Institute of aviation technologies. The cooperation involves the promotion of the forthcoming Russian Grand Prix in Sochi and the preparation of the Russian pilot Sergey Sirotkin to debut in the “Formula 1” as a racer of the basic structure of the team in 2014.

In September 2013, Sirotkin participated in demonstration races for Sauber, find needs sponsorship, he failed. As a result, in December 2013, Russia was declared a test pilot with the Swiss team. The official training session in the “Formula 1,” Sirotkin made his debut in October of 2014 in Sochi.