Kubica looks at “other options” after Renault “Crashgate”

Robert Kubica has admitted that the ongoing saga concerning Renault and the Singapore Grand Prix has complicated his future plans.

The Pole has potentially been left without a drive for next season in the wake of BMW’s decision to leave the sport, and Renault was thought to be one of his likely destinations. But he said today that the questions hanging over the team have made matters more difficult.

“For sure Renault is one of the options, for sure now we will have to wait and see what will be the decision. But Renault was not the only option so we have to work on others,” the Pole told Autosport.

Williams, McLaren and even Ferrari have been linked to Kubica this year, but seats are drying up. Kubica’s lacklustre performances this year, albeit in an uncompetitive machine, have not enhanced his reputation. At the end of last season it was widely thought that BMW had lost him a shot at the 2008 championship by failing to maintain development of their F1.08 car.

The 24-year-old said that he would soon be able to announce where he would be driving next season.

“There is no clear indication where I will be, but for sure I hope we will be able to make a final decision very soon, so I know where I go and who I will be racing for.”