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01/14/11
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Petrov: I didn’t learn anything from Kubica  (PVM) Vitaly Petrov was not mentored at all by team mate Robert Kubica in 2010 and the Russian does not expect things to change in the future. The Russian was speaking on stage at the Autosport show during the unveiling of the Team Lotus black and gold livery, “If you are a team mate with Robert, you can’t learn anything from him because he’s always a closed person.”

But added, “So you just can check his data, how he is working and what he says to his engineer, that’s it. Apparently I did not learn so much from him, but I learned from the data the way of his driving and how he talked with his engineer.”

Kubica scored 136 points while Petrov could only manage 27 points in what was a lackluster rookie season for the Russian.

Petrov explained, “As a rookie it was learning a lot, the car and tracks and how in general a team was working in Formula One,” he said of last season. “And I had a little bit of pressure, nerves. Next season it will be easier for me.”

“It’s again new for me, KERS, the rear wing. The tires are the most challenging thing because nobody was driving with the new Pirelli tires,” he said. “For me it’s again a part of learning but we have testing and now I have time to learn.”

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