Kubica extends Renault deal to 2012

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Kubica, Renault, Istanbul, 2010

Renault have confirmed Robert Kubica will continue to drive for them until the end of the 2012 season.

Kubica said:

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 principal Eric Boullier said:

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.
Robert Kubica

With Felipe Massa having extended his Ferrari contract for two more years and Mark Webber set to stay at Red Bull, there were few other places for Kubica to move to next year that might offer him a better car than the one he enjoys now.

Renault have surprised many by bouncing back in 2010. Kubica is sixth in the points standings ahead of Massa and both Mercedes drivers.

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