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11/01/10
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Kubica: Weather could play 'big role' in Brazil  Renault F1 team leader Robert Kubica has predicted that this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos could be a bit of a ‘lottery’ and he believes it is likely they will get at least some wet running during the event.

Kubica has had a strong season so far and will be aiming for his 14th points’ finish of the year at the Autodromo José Carlos Pace. The Pole though isn’t expecting it to be an easy weekend.

“Brazil is a bit of a strange track and it’s really difficult to say how we will perform,” he said. “There is a long straight out of the last corner where the f-duct will give us lots of gain and this is also where the power of the engine will be important.

“I think that we might have a lottery with the weather because Brazil gets unsettled conditions at this time of year, so it’s likely we will have some wet running, as we did in 2009.

"When it rains the track has very poor grip and you have to be lucky to get the perfect balance with the car.”

This will be Kubica’s fifth Brazilian Grand Prix and he added that the mood is always good: “You are very near the fans because the grandstands are very close, which makes the feeling on the grid very special. 95 per cent of them are cheering for Brazilians, but it’s still a nice atmosphere,” he continued.

“I had a good result there last year [and finished second behind Mark Webber], which came as a big surprise to me. It will be difficult to repeat it this year, but as I said the weather can play a big role at Interlagos and anything can happen there," Kubica summed-up.

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