Manager hints Kubica happy at Renault

Robert Kubica's manager has hinted that the Polish driver is not likely to change teams ahead of the 2011 season. The 25-year-old moved from BMW to Renault this year, but amid his strong performances it has been rumoured he could switch to...

Robert Kubica's manager has hinted that the Polish driver is not likely to change teams ahead of the 2011 season.

The 25-year-old moved from BMW to Renault this year, but amid his strong performances it has been rumoured he could switch to Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa.

But it is believed Massa is now close to extending his contract.

Speaking in Turkey last weekend, Kubica insisted it is "not the time" to be contemplating "whether I will be staying with Renault or not".

When asked about the Ferrari gossip, his manager Daniele Morelli told Finland's Turun Sanomat: "It appears that is a desire perhaps by some journalists rather than actual news."

Kubica is a healthy sixth in the world championship, ahead of rivals including Massa and both of the Mercedes drivers.

"Robert does not make mistakes. His results are the best he is able to do when he does not have a winning car," said Morelli.

"When he led the championship two years ago, we were firmly attached contractually to BMW, and then his car was weaker last year when we were finding a new team.

"Right now, we do not need any interest in Robert except from within his own team, so that the car can be developed to be even more competitive," he added.

Morelli said Kubica feels much happier with the Enstone based team than he was with BMW.

Kubica confirmed: "Many people, when I signed for Renault, told me I was wrong, that it was a bad move.

"But I'm pretty happy with my decision and I hope I can rely on my decision-making for the future."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa , Robert Kubica
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes