Kubica ‘realistic’ about Spain chances

Robert Kubica has warned his Renault team to remain ‘realistic’ about their chances of tackling the big teams at Barcelona.

The Anglo-French squad have impressed so far this season, finishing no lower than fifth in the hands of Robert Kubica. But with upgrades expected from all the teams, Renault recognise they might not be able to continue their run of form.

“The whole team is working hard and it’s good that we’re making the most of our opportunities in the races,” Kubica said.

“But it’s important to remain realistic because we still need some big steps to be at the front of the grid and fighting consistently with Red Bull and McLaren in normal conditions. The next race in Barcelona will be another big test for us because the return to Europe is usually a turning point in the season with many teams planning big upgrades to their cars.”