Robert Kubica says he wants to be a in position to fight for race victories during the 2011 season, his second at the Renault F1 team. The Pole and his team were one of the positive surprises of 2010, and now the Lotus-backed squad wants to take another step toward the front and fight for wins.
"I am confident that 2011 will be a good season because during this winter the team were able to work with a more stable financial and management situation, compared to one year ago," Kubica told Formula1.com. "[Team boss] Eric Boullier said that he wants our car to win races this year – he expressed exactly what I feel!"
Kubica also suggested he is confident about the situation within the team despite some changes to its structure following the arrival of Group Lotus as a title sponsor.
"Well, I didn't drive for Renault in 2009 and all the changes happened during the winter, before I really started to work with my new team," he said of the ownership changes of last year. There was an important reshuffle of shareholders, but the core of the team remained almost unchanged. This is what I have been told is happening again now."
The Pole, a one-time race winner and among the highest rated drivers by F1 journalists, claimed he is not disappointed by his relative lack of success thus far.
"I am not disappointed since I am very aware that for winning a title you need several favorable circumstances," he added. "It is a bit like a gearbox – if just one of the gears is not working properly, then the whole mechanism collapses or at least loses competitiveness."