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by Matt Brogan

The Renault F1 Team has today confirmed a cooperative sponsorship arrangement with Lada, Russia’s leading car manufacturer, that will see branding feature on the chassis of the Renault F1 Team R30 race cars during the 2010 season.

Lada branding will also appear on the overalls and team uniform of 25-year-old Vitaly Petrov. Petrov will make history this year as Russia’s first ever F1 driver.

“We are proud to announce this new agreement, which marks another important step for the Renault F1 Team and Formula 1 in Russia,” commented Renault F1 Team Chairman Gerard Lopez.

“Through Mangrove Capital we have been actively investing in Russia over the last years,

“We know the country well, we have a high degree of appreciation for it and, as such, it is an honour for our F1 team to spearhead Russia’s entry into the sport and to carry the Lada brand at the highest level of world motorsport,

“We look forward to an exciting and successful season together.”




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