Kubica set to stay at Renault in 2011

Sat, 12 June 2010, 12:01

Jun.12 (GMM) Robert Kubica has admitted he is not too bothered about suggestions he is the key to the 2011 driver market.

Before Mark Webber and Felipe Massa were re-signed by their respective Red Bull and Ferrari employers, it was rumoured the Pole might shake up the grid by switching camps.

But McLaren and Mercedes are also expected to keep the same drivers for 2011, meaning 25-year-old Kubica will almost certainly stay at Renault for another season.

Amused, he is quoted by Swiss newspaper Blick: “If you are the subject of constant speculation, then your market value only increases.

“I’m feeling really comfortable at Renault. Here, the team and I can build ourselves up, and that is a great satisfaction.”

Renault team boss Eric Boullier admitted in Montreal that he is happy F1’s top teams are set to field unchanged lineups next year.

“We can now sit down and discuss properly with Robert his future with us,” he said.

Kubica revealed he is not in any talks with rival teams.

“I was looking, after the difficult season I had last year, not only for a quick car but for a team where I feel comfortable and welcome. And I got it so I am happy with the decision I made,” he said.

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