Robert Kubica would not be phased by the arrival of Kimi Raikkonen at Renault – if the Enstone-based squad managed to prise him back from the world of rallying.
The 2007 world champion has recently been linked with a return to Formula One next season, with the Anglo-French squad emerging as favourites to land him.
However Kubica, who this week put pen-to-paper on an extended deal at Renault, says that would not be moved by Raikkonen’s star arrival.
“As I always say, I have no problems with my team-mates,” said Kubica. “If Kimi will join us it will be very good. I think he is a great and talented driver.
“It might be very, very good driver line-up with him, but I don’t know what the future will bring us and who will be my team-mate next year. I think it’s too early to say.”
He added: “It’s much better, especially in the current days, to have two good drivers in the team – both drivers can help the team and help each other,”
“Without testing there is very limited time running. If you have someone you can rely on for information, data and feedback it is much easier for myself. Of course I think there is no downside to having two strong drivers in the team.”
Kubica is also happy with to have secured his long-term future in the sport, and has great belief in Renault’s chances.
“It’s quite simple that if I decide to stay at Renault it’s because I believe in what I see and what my feelings are,” he said.
“I’m not deciding to stay in Renault for two years because then in three years’ time someone will leave another team. I’m not thinking about it. I’ve decided to stay here and I believe we can be competitive in the future, and I’m looking forward to continuing working with Renault.”