Kubica Makes First Visit to Enstone, Does Seat Fitting in the Renault R30

Robert Kubica made his first visit to the Renault F1 base in Enstone since he has become official race driver for the French manufacturer, as revealed by the team's media site. The Polish driver visited the British site and was scheduled to do a seat fitting session within the team's R30 challenger for the 2010 season, while also meeting new team manager Eric Boullier for the first time.

In addition to that, Kubica also visited the “wind tunnel to see the latest developments being put through their paces on the rolling road. Then Robert visited the composites lab to inspect some of the carbon fibre components that will soon be fitted to the first 2010 chassis.”

We’ve only done the first stage in a mock-up chassis as the first R30 isn’t ready yet. So we checked the dimensions and took measurements to make sure I was comfortable in the car. There are some small changes to be made, but no major issues. Later this month I’ll go back to Enstone to try out the proper chassis and to have my seat made so that we are ready for the first test in Valencia,” said Kubica.

In addition, he also showed his enthusiasm over returning to Renault, as he had previously visited the Enstone factory back when he test-driven for the French company a few years ago.

The site is bigger now and there are more facilities such as the CFD centre, which is very impressive and will play a big role in the development of our car this year. When you walk around the factory there is a great atmosphere and everybody seems motivated and up for the fight – just like me!” added Kubica, who is also preparing to do his first major rally outing in career, at the end of this week, during IRC's Rally Monte Carlo.

After that, he's scheduled to do one more seat fitting in the R30 before the team will travel to Valencia for the first testing session of the off-season, on February 1st.
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