Petrov scoops Russian sports award
29 September, 2011
Sep.29 (Renault) Vitaly Petrov scooped up another award last week, as he was unveiled as the 2011 ’Russian GQ Sportsman of the Year’ in Moscow.
Racing in the Singapore Grand Prix, Vitaly was unable to attend the celebration but was very honoured to win the award.
“I was very honoured to be voted sportsman of the year by GQ magazine. Formula 1 was almost an unknown sport in Russia a few years ago and I’m glad to see that it is getting more popular every year. I’m very happy to be part of this process and I hope my future results will help raising even more awareness towards the sport ahead of the first Russian Grand Prix, in 2014. It’s been a long, hard season so far, but a very exciting too and we made hard work of it at some times. The wheels haven’t stopped turning yet and I promise to move forward and give you fans more reasons to be happy”, said Vitaly.
Held at the Russian Academic Junior Theatre, the award was nominated by the jury and readers were then asked to vote. This year’s ceremony was part of Russian GQ’s 10th anniversary celebrations, which continued all through the night…