Boris Rothenberg, who heads Russia's major SMP Bank and a racing division called SMP Racing
, said he is not looking to expand the F1
programme. SMP has been represented across motor racing, including Le Mans and Indycar
, but the centrepiece is its involvement in formula one
. Last year, it was in the form of a partnership with the works Renault team
, and this year Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin
is slated to step up and become the official reserve driver. But Rothenberg, a billionaire and ...