FIA WEC – Sergey Zlobin LMP2 Champion
At the end of the Six Hours of São Paulo, last round of this season for FIA World Endurance Championship, along with Ferrari’s win of Constructors’ title with Davide Rigon’s podium and the first seal marked by Porsche, an acquaintance of Minardi Team conquered the success in LMP2 category. Sergey Zlobin is the new Champion in LMP2 Endurance World and the first Muscovite driver achieving this important result.
At the end of the eight rounds of GT World Championship, Zlobin found success at the wheel of the Nissan Oreca 03R of SMP-AF Corse team. Sergey was among the first Russian drivers to cross the iron curtain, to come and race in the Old Country, signing his baptism in the F1 Circus as first Russian tester thanks to Minardi Team. “I have to congratulate Sergey for this really important result, both for him and for his Country. This success arrives during an important year for Russia, having held for the first time also the first Grand Prix in an absolutely spectacular setting“, Gian Carlo Minardi says. “Moreover, I’m also particularly happy, because with my own team, in 2002, a Russian driver signed his F1 debut. I like to remember that in 1985 we were the first Formula 1 team being present in “Red” Square, thanks to Simod’s partnership. Subsequently, in 2002 we brought Gazprom within the Circus and in 2004 SMP Bank. I’ve always maintained that this country, once developed in Motorsport world, would have produced interesting athletes, as for all other disciplines“, the manager from Faenza concludes. “Today, we have a very young Kvyat marked Red Bull, who will be a race driver in RBR next year“.