Kubica Renault Confirmed

Robert Kubica has confirmed he couldn’t find another race seat elsewhere will stay at the Renault team ahead of his first season with the outfit. The Polish driver’s management had expressed concerns over the recent buyout of the team although, following some investigation, the ex-BMW man will stay at the French squad for the 2010 season.

"We are going in the right direction," Kubica’s manager, Daniel Morelli explained to BBC Sport. "There were many no doubts, really, but it was very important that we understood who was in the key roles in the team and of course also the budget – it is fundamental you have that for the [in-season] updates to the car."

Morelli also denied that he and Kubica attempted to take advantage of the situation and request a pay rise. "It is totally true untrue that we were asking for more money," he continued firmly. "It is not in our interests to take advantage. We want the money for the team.

"Robert wants a performing car. It’s useless if the driver gets more money if you have a weak car and lose [on-track] bonuses. It’s better to score points and podiums than to earn more money."

I still reckon Robert would have jumped on an opportunity to jump ship if a better offer existed!

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.