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Kubica manager denies Renault claims

Daniele Morelli denies Renault's statement that Robert Kubica will miss the start of the 2012 F1 season
Daniele Morelli, Robert Kubica's manager, has denied that the Pole won't be able to start the 2012 F1 season and insisted he is hopeful that the driver will be fit in time for the Australian Grand Prix.

Renault issued a statement on Wednesday morning in which Kubica was quoted as saying he would miss the start of the year, with the team insisting it was still 100 per cent behind the driver and was keen to discuss extending his contract into the 2013 season [See separate story HERE].

However, in a new twist, Morelli has insisted that Kubica never told the team he wouldn't be fit for the start of the season and had only said he wasn't sure if he would be able to conduct the opening pre-season test sessions.

Morelli also said that Renault's claim that contract talks to extend Kubica's deal into 2013 were also incorrect, with his current deal actually coming to an end at the end of the current campaign.

"I don't understand why Renault has changed Robert's words," Morelli told Gazzetta dello Sport. "It's not true he won't be ready for 2012: he stated he doesn't have certainty that he will be in shape for the first tests in February.

"We count on and hope to be ready, but in any case the delay will be a few months, 2013 was never mentioned. Renault will go its way with regards to the drivers, while we will look for alternative solutions.

"[His contract] does not extend to 2012, it ends at the end of December, so from 1st January will we be free to go in whatever direction."



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1Jez

November 24, 2011 2:49 PM

Robert - RUN DUDE. Get as far away from Renault/new Lotus/Genii GP as possible while Eric Boullier is there. Boullier is a few stubbies short of a six pack - the guy couldn't manage a small group of 6 year olds on to a minibus. I'd love to see him at Ferrari, but they wont take the risk - he needs to prove that he is race fit first. Can we all just agree to ignore Boullier until he goes away?

encee - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 2:35 PM

What the hell is going on at LRGP? This is an utter shamales! Surley its time for EB to be replaced, he doesn't seem to be in control of PR or the Team.



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