F1 » Renault: Petrov favourite, provided he accepts change


The fusion of Genii Capital and Proton at what was Renault F1 looks set to secure Vitaly Petrov a stay-of-execution at the Enstone-based outfit in 2011 - provided the young Russian is willing to 'accept change'

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Cobalt

December 10, 2010 12:18 PM

Renault? What Renault?

They will keep Petrov to have interest of Russian market. And he brings sponsors with him.

The team is not aiming for WCC yet so they may as well keep Petrov. He can be an entertainig driver:p

Cardinal

December 10, 2010 2:00 PM

He deserves another chance. If it's going to take Schumacher at least one season to get back in the groove, how long do you think it will take for a rookie to get fully up to speed?
Hulkenberg, Senna, di Grassi should also have been retained for 2011.

Ianh - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 2:56 PM

Yes it is a shame to see promising drivers sidelined.

But if he is to be replaced the hulk deserves a shot, particularly after his top qualifying effort.

Cobalt

December 10, 2010 4:26 PM
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Eddie, good to see you back.

Looks like Petrov is to stay for another year. In an ideal world I would prefer to see Petrov race against another driver and somebody else (Hulkenberg? Sutil? Glock?) measure against Kubica. Just to mix things up. But Petrov will do nicely.

Merry Christmas, shout it to your kids as well.

50 Cent - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 6:02 PM

Cobalt - it would be nice to see Massa against Kubica. The ultimate test for Robert to see him go against motivated Kimi but that's not going to happen maybe in WRC...but that's wishful thinking too. So, the best thing that could happen for Robert is if he could either go to Mercedes and measure against Nico or find a seat alongside Ferdi. Too bad Robert can't find a seat in a more competitive car. For now, I'm afraid he'll waist his best years at Renault.

Cobalt

December 10, 2010 6:31 PM

50 Cent, I thought Robert would race Kimi in Monte Carlo Rally in January but no, Kimi wont be there.

I would rather see Kubica in better team but they all seem to have long term 1st driver. Bad luck for Robert.

I think Massa is finished. In a recent poll team principals didnt rate Massa as a top 10 driver:-o
He was even rated below Hulkenberg and Barrichello.

Jose - Unregistered

December 11, 2010 4:33 PM

This article is quite misleading..wild,
inconsistent, we think you should move to the UK that would improve things,..What a laugh!!

Petrov, when you relies that the Russian was in his first year, I think he did a fantastic job.

you Lotus guys he has a year of experience, the speed (ask Alonzo) and the cash, go head and kill the golden goose..your loss....

Jose

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