Vitaly Petrov’s management team has invited the media to a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday, where the 26-year-old will “summarise the past season and share his plans for the future”, according to the translation on his official website.

Vitaly Petrov will announce his plans for the 2011 F1 season on WednesdayIt is widely expected that the Russian driver will be retained by the Lotus Renault GP outfit alongside the incumbent Robert Kubica for next season, despite a rather crash-prone debut season at the top rung of the sport.

“The official announcement of Petrov’s plans for 2011-2012 will be made,” reads the statement, with the press conference set to be attended by Petrov, his manager Oksana Kosachenko, and a Formula 1 “team leader”.

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