Robert Kubica's manager Daniele Morelli wants clarification of Renault's new partnership with Genii Capital and says the deal has created uncertainty over Kubica's 2010 plans.
The Pole signed for Renault earlier this year, before it became apparent that it was interested in selling a major shareholding to an outside company, amid doubts over its F1 future. Renault announced today that it had chosen investment firm Genii as its new partner, and that this deal guaranteed the French manufacturer's F1 presence. But Morelli is seeking further details about the nature of the new team structure before committing Kubica to the squad for 2010.
"It's a positive reaction but we have asked for more information," Morelli told BBC Sport. "We would like to know about Genii Capital and who is doing what in the team – a partner can be a sleeping partner or a controlling partner. The cards have changed in respect of when we signed and it's important Renault give us full information.
"We are not against the new position in principle, but it is important to know who will run the team and what kind of strategies they will use. It could be positive or negative. We need some time – at least a few days – to evaluate the new situation, so I am not in a position to say we will leave or stay."
Morelli emphasized that he trusted Renault's judgment in choosing Genii, but hoped the relatively late announcement of the new arrangement had not disrupted the team's 2010 preparations.
"I don't have sufficient information to judge the new partner but I must believe that Renault has researched its new partners because they have the responsibility of the Renault brand," he said. "I would imagine Renault has very strong guarantees about what the future will be. I don't see any fundamental issue that creates a concern – our fundamental issue is that we have a car that performs. So, the fundamental issue is at which stage is the development of the car? The feeling [about that] is OK. The concern is maybe that the situation has created a delay, because uncertainty can slow down the endeavors of the staff."