Renault team principal Bob Bell has said that Robert Kubica is the ideal driver to help 'push and motivate' the team when he joins for the 2010 F1 season.
confirmed last week that Kubica would move from BMW Sauber for the new season to fill the seat vacated by Fernando Alonso in a deal that was widely expected within the F1 paddock.
The Pole will now spearhead Renault's challenge on the 2010 title and Bell insisted he would be a strong addition to the team.
"First and foremost he's a very quick and consistent driver who has clearly demonstrated his ability," he said. "He's also a real fighter who never gives up, which is a characteristic that fits well with our approach at Renault.
"Looking to the future, he is definitely somebody who is going to push the team and his hunger for success and leadership qualities on the racetrack will help motivate the team.
"Finally, on a personal level he is a genuinely nice guy who I believe will work well with our engineers and have a good relationship with the team."
Renault has yet to confirm who will partner Kubica for the 2010 campaign.