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The Russian F1 speedy Vitaly Petrov has attack at his Renault GP team for a lack of development and poor tactics, saying his agreement prevents him from criticizing the team but that he’s “had enough of it”.

Obviously Renault team more and more frustrating in this season, The British F1 squad score just six points after the German GP, Petrov has blamed a lack of progress and strategy fault for its existing difficulty.

In an offensive interview with Rossiya 2, Petrov criticised the lack of development and progress, saying he has been “angry” for a long time.

“Unfortunately I cannot say anything bad about the team, it says so in my contract,” said Petrov. “But many things have already been written about in the media. People say the team criticised the drivers. But excuse me; read my interviews, I haven’t criticised the team despite what we have lost so many times. How much have we missed at pitstops? With strategy?

“We have lost positions in about 10 races or even more. Even without a fast car we could have gained good points, we could have finished with points if we had had a good strategy. But I couldn’t say in interviews that we lost it with the pitstops, and I cannot talk about that now either. But I can’t keep silent any more – it is over. I can’t keep everything inside anymore.”

“At the beginning of the year, for the first five or six races, we looked really strong. We could not fight with Ferrari, Red Bull or McLaren, but we were quite close to Ferrari and much faster than Mercedes. It was very easy for us to pass from Q2 to Q3 using one set of tyres. We didn’t even used all the potential or push 100 per cent to get into Q3 – in the first six races it was rather easy.

“But when the windtunnel developments came, the new parts, because of the front exhausts, they didn’t work. We worked on the front wing, the rear wing, the diffusers, the floor – but whatever we changed it was useless. For about 10 races we didn’t have anything, so in fact we have had the same car with which we started the season.”

“Everything is clear: I have a contract,” he said. “But as I have already said before, even world champion Kimi Raikkonen was asked to leave F1 for a certain sum of money. It’s hard to do anything in this world if someone wants you to be removed.”


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