Boullier: Kubica talks imminent

Date published: October 12 2011

Renault boss Eric Boullier is set to meet with Robert Kubica this week so that he can start planning for the 2012 season…

Renault boss Eric Boullier is set to meet with Robert Kubica this week so that he can start planning for the 2012 season.

Kubica is still undergoing rehabilitation following his rallying crash at the start of the year. The Pole’s agent has previously indicated that he will inform Renault “early November” as to whether or not he can race next season.

However, Boullier is hoping to get an answer from Kubica as early as possible so that the team don’t have to do last-minute negotiations for a new driver should he be unable to return to F1 next year.

“I am going to make a call this week to see where he stands and then to start planning something,” the Frenchman told Autosport.

“I’ve no idea how quick we can make a decision. This is not a normal process, there is no normal process. We need to meet, we need to speak, we need to test, and there is the matter of everything he needs to do and everything we need to do as well.”