Sergey Sirotkin announces retirement as driver

The Russian, 27, drove for Williams in 2018 but lost that seat at the end of the year. He subsequently served as reserve driver for McLaren and Renault, raced a prototype for the Russian SMP Racing program at Le Mans, and in 2020 drove a Ferrari 488 GT3 in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup. But Sirotkin now admits that nothing will ever compare favourably to Formula 1. “Of course, after Formula 1 I had some very strong races and even at some point some very good career prospects in other series,” Sirotkin added. “But one way or another, I realised that I would not achieve more than I already had.

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