What Petrov must do to stay in F1
Renault has made it clear that Vitaly Petrov needs to start scoring regularly - but rather than just issuing ultimatums, it is striving to help him achieve that goal, as Edd Straw found out
Vitaly Petrov has a challenge on his hands. The objectives are simple, focusing primarily on performance during a 15-minute window on Saturday afternoon.
Achieving them is more difficult, but despite some taking Renault team principal Eric Boullier's recent comments about the Russian needing to emerge as a regular points scorer as being tantamount to a statement of his certain axing, Petrov is still a contender for a 2011 drive. As Boullier puts it "his future is in his hands" and despite patchy results on paper there have been signs of the speed needed to make good.
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