Petrov has 'plan B and C' for 2012 - manager

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Vitaly Petrov's manager has devised a "plan B and plan C" in the event the Russian has already raced his last Grand Prix with Renault/Lotus.

Vitaly Petrov, Lotus Renalut F1 Team and Eric Boullier, Team Principal, Lotus Renault GP
Vitaly Petrov, Lotus Renalut F1 Team and Eric Boullier, Team Principal, Lotus Renault GP

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Petrov has a valid contract for next season, but his manager Oksana Kosachenko rushed to Enstone this week for urgent talks, revealing that it is possible the 27-year-old is set to leave the team.

"We have a meeting to decide what we do, whether we stay or not," she is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport, confirming there is a 'plan B and plan C'.

The report said new GP2 champion Romain Grosjean is the frontrunner to be Kimi Raikkonen's teammate in 2012, with a return to the team next year for Robert Kubica considered unlikely.

Team boss Eric Boullier insisted: "We are committed to Kimi. The second driver, we will confirm when we are ready."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Robert Kubica , Vitaly Petrov , Romain Grosjean
Tags kosachenko, lotus renault, petrov, raikkonen