Sep.23 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Vitaly Petrov has lashed back at suggestions he will not be racing with the Renault team in 2012.
With a contract already in his pocket, the rumours began to swirl in Monza two weeks ago but the Russian insisted: “My contract is safe for next year.”
But in the last few days, new speculation has suggested team boss Eric Boullier could be planning to keep Bruno Senna for 2012 and pair him with GP2 champion Romain Grosjean.
As for 27-year-old Petrov’s signed deal, Boullier said: “You have contracts, but there are some exit clauses for every party.”
In Singapore, Petrov once again insisted he feels secure for next season.
“I think everything’s fine, it’s just bullsh*t in the newspapers,” he told reporters.
“As I said at the beginning of the season, we signed for two years and I don’t see the reason I need to be worried.”
Petrov said it was not unusual for his boss Boullier to talk about the possibility of breaking a contract.
“I think it’s everywhere in the world that a contract can be finished not just because of a bad season or I did less points.
“The contract can finish by another thing like money or things like this. So this is why he said it.
“But if you ask him a different question maybe he can answer you differently also,” added Petrov.