Sirotkin signed as test driver at Sauber
21 December 2013 – Following the news of Gutierrez' signing as the Sauber F1 team's driver for the upcoming season the team also announced Sergey Sirotkin as the team's test driver in 2014. The Russian 18-year-old joined Sauber back in August following the financial injection of his father's company this summer.
Sergey Sirotkin commented on his test contract with Sauber: “It’s a big chance for me to become the test driver for the Sauber F1 Team. I will work hard to improve myself and to extract the maximum out of this opportunity. Formula One is very complex, so it is important to get an opportunity like this. My main focus next year, however, will be the World Series by Renault, which is very competitive. This will give me the chance to prepare even better in order to be ready for the next big step.”