Days ago, Oksana Kosachenko – the former manager of Russia’s first-ever F1 racer Vitaly Petrov – told the state-linked news agency Tass that “another Russian driver has signed a contract with a team”.
“It will be a long-term contract, because the driver is still quite young. I hope that Daniil Kvyat will soon be in good company,” she added.
Now, the Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has been quoted by another Russian news agency, Interfax, as saying: “We are working on it that a second driver will be there in formula one.”
He did not say the name of the driver.