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Thursday press conference - Abu Dhabi GP - Pt.1

I don't think too much about it right now. Let's say I try to get the maximum out of myself and the car in the remaining two races and then we will have enough time to speak about next year. I believe we have got to be concentrated. We have a good chance to achieve a very good result for the team so I think it is really important to dedicate ourselves completely to this before thinking about anything else.

Vitaly, we remember you last year with your red shadow. Would it have been very different with DRS?

Vitaly Petrov:
Definitely, and with new Pirelli tyres.

It would have been very different, would it?

Vitaly Petrov:
I think we need to forget already what's happened last year here. I know I did a good race by myself to improve and to show the team I could stay for next year. It was not to use tactics for Fernando (Alonso), and with the lack of overtaking here he couldn't do anything.

There have been a few changes in the team this year; is that something that affects you most recently?

Vitaly Petrov:
I don't think anything changes for me. I think it will be better for the team. It's like football; when a new coach joins a team, what he does first of all is look at the team and watches where the players are playing. Then he puts the people in the right places, where they should be playing. Then teams become more competitive and play stronger. This is actually what we try to do inside the team. The team principal tries to change some people, to move them around and try to profit from this.

What's the situation for next year, your future?

Vitaly Petrov:
For me, everything is clear. I have a contract for next year, I don't need to be worried, so I just try to do my job, try to gather a lot of information for next year for us in these last two races. I and the team are fully concentrated on the team for next year also so I'm quite clear.

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10.11.2011- Vitaly Petrov (RUS), Lotus Renault GP, R31
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10.11.2011- Press conference, Vitaly Petrov (RUS), Lotus Renault GP, R31
10.11.2011- Press conference, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN), Team Lotus, TL11
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10.11.2011- Press conference, Timo Glock (GER), Marussia Virgin Racing VR-02, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN), Team Lotus, TL11, Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA), HRT Formula One Team, Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India VJM04, SŽbastien Buemi (SUI), Scuderia Toro Rosso, STR6 and Vitaly Petrov (RUS), Lotus Renault GP, R31

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