Silver Arrows Eye Robert Kubica for 2010 Seat
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However, recent rumors and the lack of positive news from the Renault representatives have led to the conclusion that the French car maker may be evaluating their exit from the series at the end of the year. The company's CEO actually told the media, in recent weeks, that a definitive decision on the marque's F1 future will be announced by New Year's Eve.
Spanish newspaper Diario AS yesterday unveiled that, should Renault fail to commit to F1 in the next few weeks, Kubica will automatically be declared released of contract. And signing one of the most promising drivers in the F1 roster alongside Nico Rosberg is sure worth the wait, especially since there are no more high-ranked drivers out there to sign.
Renault, on the other hand, is another team yet to announce its second driver for the 2010 campaign, with Franck Montagny currently holding the best chances of getting that seat alongside Kubica. Several reports in the international media linked the French manufacturer with a potential 40% sellout of their F1 team to a Russian investor, but none of those allegations were confirmed.
In the meantime, the team has already announced its lineup for the rookie test session at Jerez next week, with former test/reserve driver Lucas di Grassi being among them. The Brazilian is in pole position to secure a full-time racing seat with Manor F1. The other two rookie drivers to test for Renault are Bertrand Baguette and Ho-Pin Tung.
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