F1 » Petrov closing in on renewed Renault deal, Boullier hints


Having now troubled the scorers on two consecutive occasions - with tenth place in Germany and a superb fifth in Hungary last weekend - it seems Vitaly Petrov is stating a strong case for retention at Renault in F1 2011

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Olek - Unregistered

August 05, 2010 7:31 PM

where is the thumbs down emoticon?

This sucks! can they pile on more bad news here? Renault clearly needs the russian money. I think Cobalt said they are going to moscow soon, maybe trying to save face boullier?

eddie, you male me laugh, silver lining to this news story. :p

50 Cent - Unregistered

August 05, 2010 8:05 PM

Like I said before he is hot and then he is cold. You never know what you are going to get from Petrov. One thing is for sure he needs to stay close to Kubica or else he'll be gone. Why Boullier would think about bringing in Nick is besides me. Maybe Bernie wants to see all German show and gives out incentives to teams that employ them, no offense but one third of the grid is German. On second thought why not...

Cobalt

August 05, 2010 9:26 PM

I dont think there is much chance of repeat performance from Petrov. Hungary was the last track that suited Renault.
Boullier said Petrov needs many more finishes like the one in Hungary to keep his seat. Crash put an overoptimistic title on the whole thing.

Imo Boullier wants to let down Petrov and russians gently saying that all is in Petrovs hands now.

Kimi didnt say no to Renault or yes to RB rally yet. He is still on top of the list.

I read somwhere that Petrov is talking to Lotus and Virgin. Driver swap?


Cobalt

August 05, 2010 9:44 PM

@Olek,
Boullier already went to Moskov few weeks ago. Before that Renault was openly discussing Petrovs replacement. Now they toned that down a little, making it that it all depends on Petrovs performance. Fair enough but he will not be able to finish in front of Kubica, Hamilton, Button and Rosberg to often.

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