8 Oct 2009

Renault confirm Kubica as Alonso's replacement

4:37 pm on 8 October 2009

The Renault Formula One team has confirmed Robert Kubica will replace Spain's double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso next season.

Renault's given no details about the length of the contract, other than to say it's from 2010.

Kubica has driven for BMW-Sauber since 2006 while Alonso is moving to Ferrari next year.

The Pole won last year's Canadian Grand Prix and had been approached by several teams, including Toyota and Williams, once BMW announced they were quitting the sport at the end of the season.