Renault's standout Australian GP

Renault's standout Australian GP

Behind the glitz of Jenson Button's victory and Red Bull's woes, Robert Kubica and Renault starred in the Australian Grand Prix with second place. Adam Cooper talked to the protagonists

There was plenty to talk about after the Australian Grand Prix and inevitably much of the focus was on the respective ups and downs of the Red Bull and McLaren drivers. Somewhat lost in the mix was the awesome performance of Robert Kubica and the Renault team, who turned ninth on the grid to second place at the flag – and with only one car in front retiring.

In the build-up to this season, we talked a lot about the top four teams and Renault was largely overlooked. But Kubica was always going to be the strongest wild card, the man waiting to pounce should those ahead get it wrong. Much as he was with BMW-Sauber in 2008.

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