A new Russian sponsor has stepped forward to support Vitaly Petrov’s participation in Formula 1, in the wake of the Russian re-signing with Renault for a further two seasons.

With the backing of Russian PM and self-conferred Formula 1 fan, Vladimir Putin, the state-owned technology holding company Rostekhnologii has joined the Renault team as a sponsor, it has been announced.

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