July 7, 2010
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Robert Kubica has announced that he is committing to the Renault team, after signing a new contract that will see him remain at the French outfit until the end of 2012. The Polish driver has, in his limited time with the team so far, made a huge impression and has scored massive points for the team.
Robert Kubica will continue to race at Renault until 2012
Kubica said this about the new deal:
"It was a straightforward decision for me to continue with a team
where I feel at home.
What’s important for me is to be in the right atmosphere, with a
good group of people, where everybody is pulling in the same
direction. This is what we have tried to build from the beginning
of my time with Renault."
Team boss Eric Boullier outlined his plans for Kubica until 2012:
"There have been many rumours surrounding his future in recent
weeks, which were a tribute to how well he has driven this year,
and we are very happy to have agreed a multi-year deal.
Our clear goal is to become title contenders over the next two
years. To do so, we need a driver of Robert’s calibre: somebody
who is fast, totally committed and doesn’t make mistakes. His
performances during the first half of the 2010 season were flawless,
and we hope to achieve great things together in the future."
This really was a no-brainer for Kubica, as there was no spaces available at any of the top teams, with Felipe Massa and Mark Webber both recently extending their contracts at Ferrari and Red Bull respectively. As Boullier said, the aim for Renault now should be to be in contention for championships by 2012, which should be no problem with Kubica at the wheel, provided the car is up to scratch.