Kubica hints experienced driver to be 2010 teammate

Robert Kubica on Thursday indicated that his new Renault bosses for 2010 are considering appointing an experienced driver to be his teammate. The current occupant of the second seat at the French team is the rookie Romain Grosjean, who has...

Robert Kubica on Thursday indicated that his new Renault bosses for 2010 are considering appointing an experienced driver to be his teammate.

The current occupant of the second seat at the French team is the rookie Romain Grosjean, who has failed to set the track alight since Flavio Briatore chose him to replace Nelson Piquet.

Heikki Kovalainen, Timo Glock and Nick Heidfeld are some of the names linked with the drive in 2010.

"I think there are quite a few names, quite experienced, which Renault is looking at for the next year," Pole Kubica, who will leave BMW-Sauber after the Abu Dhabi finale, said in Brazil.

The 24-year-old said he will not get involved in the decision about his teammate, and refused to confirm or deny reports that his Renault deal is for the 2010 season only.

Kubica also said he is relaxed about the future despite Renault's turmoil amid the crash-gate scandal.

"Renault as a team has had a difficult past months so there was also some unsettled moments for me and their future," he admitted.

"But once they decided to continue (in F1) and I was sure that the future is guaranteed, the decision (to join) was quite easy."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Nelson Piquet , Heikki Kovalainen , Robert Kubica , Timo Glock , Romain Grosjean
Teams Sauber