Formula One: Sauber rule out running Russian teen Sirotkin in practice
BUDAPEST (AFP) - The Sauber team on Saturday ruled out the prospect of Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin taking part in Friday free practice sessions as part of his progress to a race seat in 2014.
Sirotkin, 17, does not have the necessary racing driver's "super-licence" and lacks experience.
He had been pushed forward by his management following Sauber's announcement earlier this month that they had agreed a new partnership deal with Russian investors.
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said: "We have to see what kind of possibilities we have (for Sirotkin's development). I know it was mentioned about Fridays, but that is not going to be an option because he doesn't have the super-licence as well.