Renault eyes fourth by July to retain Kubica – report

Sun, 9 May 2010, 12:31

May 9 (GMM) With regards to Robert Kubica’s future, July 15 could be a significant date for the Pole.

An Italian report said earlier this week that the 25-year-old, who currently drives for Renault, has signed some sort of “option” with Ferrari.

The report said the option gives Ferrari the ability to definitively sign Kubica for 2011 by July 15.

It is now reported by Finland’s Turun Sanomat that July 15 is also a significant date within the pages of Kubica’s current Renault contract.

The report said Kubica will be free to sign for another team for 2011 if Renault is not at least fourth in the constructors’ championship.

Renault is currently fifth, 14 points behind Mercedes.

Theoretically, Kubica would become Fernando Alonso’s new teammate in the place of Felipe Massa, whose contract is set to expire.

Asked why he has not yet renewed his Ferrari deal, Massa told Spain’s Marca newspaper: “There is no problem.

“It’s just that we are talking about it at the moment,” he added.

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