Petrov topic is closed – Renault team boss Eric Boullier

Renault GP boss Eric Boullier says the Vitaly Petrov’s matter is closed following the Russian apologised for having been serious of his team’s performance after the Abu Dhabi GP. Petrov attack Renault on Russian television following the race, but wrote a letter to Renault staff on Friday to apologise for his comments, saying they have been “inappropriate” and “unnecessary.”

Renault GP boss Eric Boullier says that Petrov is human and that he now considers the topic is closed.

“The interview was made minutes after Vitaly jumped out of the car last Sunday,” said Boullier on Renault’s website. The race was tough, he was upset not to have scored points, he was exhausted. Drivers are not robots, they’re human beings. Also, like every driver, Vitaly is a competitor. Had he been on the podium in Abu Dhabi, he would have complained about not winning the race.

“We take this incident as exactly this – an incident. Vitaly has apologised to the team and sent an email to all the staff at Enstone. As far as we are concerned, the matter is closed.”

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