Robert Kubica will stay with Renault F1 for two more years

Robert Kubica has re-signed to Renault’s Formula One team until the end of 2012, ending speculation that he may switch to Ferrari or Mercedes.

The Pole has impressed with his pace for Renault so far this year following his switch from BMW Sauber, recording two podium finishes.

"It was a straightforward decision for me to continue with a team where I feel at home," said Kubica. "What's important for me is to be in the right atmosphere, with a good group of people, where everybody is pulling in the same direction. This is what we have tried to build from the beginning of my time with Renault.

"I think we have already achieved a lot together, and I believe that with plenty of effort, time and the right approach, we can move even further forward.

“That is certainly our target, so we will keep working hard and pushing on every front, not just for the rest of this season but also for next year when there are more big rule changes on the way. I am really looking forward to the challenge."

Kubica had been tipped to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari before the Brazilian re-signed for the team, while he had also been linked to taking Michael Schumacher’s seat at Mercedes after an uninspiring comeback from the seven-time world champion.

“We are delighted that Robert will remain with us for the next two seasons and I would like to thank him for the faith he has shown in this team," said team boss Eric Boullier.

"There have been many rumours surrounding his future in recent weeks, which were a tribute to how well he has driven this year, and we are very happy to have agreed a multi-year deal.

"Our clear goal is to become title contenders over the next two years. To do so, we need a driver of Robert's calibre: somebody who is fast, totally committed and doesn't make mistakes. His performances during the first half of the 2010 season were flawless, and we hope to achieve great things together in the future."

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11 July 2010

Let's hope Renault can give Robert a championship winning car. IMHO he's the best driver in F1 at the moment.

19 July 2010

Usually He doesn't make mistakes instead of Hamilton for example. I'm always looking for difficult race - rainy - these are very exciting because they shows real driver's skills not only machine possibilities.

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