Vitaly Petrov He went from being one of the great protagonists of the weekend at the Portuguese GP, in what was to be his first opportunity as a race commissioner, to the event pages.

His father Alexander was killed in the immediate vicinity from his home in Vyborg, where the family is an institution, and the former Formula 1 driver left everything immediately to go to accompany his family in such tragic moments.

Three days after what happened, still without understanding what happened, the one who was a pilot of Renault, Lotus y Caterham He has dedicated a heartfelt farewell on Twitter to his father, who was one of his main promoters in the sport.

“This is the worst that could happen to me. There is no limit to my pain. The heart seems to want to stop. Our family has lost the closest, most loved, sincere and kind person in the world. My brother, my mother and I just can’t believe what is happening. He is gone, but he is alive, living in me! “, Has written, next to a photo of both walking, with the father’s hand on the son’s shoulder.

Alexander Petrov, businessman and politician (he belonged to the United Russia party, Vladimir Putin), he was one of the most prominent people in the ancient Finnish city (now Russian) of Vyborg. Considered almost the owner of the town, the investigations are ongoing to find out the motive for his murder.

He Petrov’s corpse was found in the vicinity of his home with a Shooting, presumably from a sniper who fled. Investigators are focusing on the contacts of the last dates of Petrov and his companies, in addition to his political contacts or if he had any dispute with any of the region’s mafias that could lead to such an outcome.

Despite his short participation in F1, Vitaly Petrov won the affection of some of the drivers. One of them, the Mexican Sergio Perez, has sent you a message of condolences in the face of this personal tragedy.