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Kubica expects tough weekend

ESPNF1 Staff
July 20, 2010 « Rain forecast for Hockenheim | »
Robert Kubica expects a difficult weekend © Getty Images
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Robert Kubica fears that Renault may struggle to match the advances made by other teams at this weekend's German Grand Prix.

Renault has yet to incorporate its own F-duct system and with other teams also incorporating the blown diffuser so successfully pioneered by Red Bull, Kubica is expecting a tough weekend.

"As usual, I will try to do my best and to extract the maximum from the car," said Kubica. "Most of the teams we are racing now have both the F-duct and the blown floor, so I think it could be quite a tough weekend, and we need to make sure that our pace is more competitive than at the last race. But if it's what we call a tough weekend for us is like in Silverstone, when we still could have finished P4 or P5, then I'll take it straight away."

Kubica added that he sees Friday's free practice sessions as vitally important in finding the best balance for the weekend.

"All the cars we are racing already have an F-duct system, and this makes our life harder because we may have to reduce downforce to be competitive on top speed, which could cost us in the corners. We will have to evaluate the best compromise for us on Friday."