Last week's ructions surrounding Vitaly Petrov were interesting. Mid-week, a load of negative comment about Lotus Renault GP was all over the internet, much of it attributed to the Russian.
It appeared that frustration had been welling up inside the 27-year-old and he had finally snapped.
"I haven't criticised the team despite what we have lost so many times," Petrov said. "How much have we missed at pitstops? With strategy? We have lost positions in about 10 races or even more. Even without a fast car we could have gained good points if we had had a good strategy."
Petrov alluded to his contract precluding him from bad-mouthing the team, which is standard fare in most driver/team agreements. Earlier in the season, however, his manager had been quoted implying that it was not a courtesy that was always applied in the opposite direction.
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