Kubica replaces Alonso at Renault F1 team

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Robert Kubica is convinced he can fight for next year's Formula One world title after agreeing to join Renault from 2010.

Kubica will replace Fernando Alonso at the team after the recent confirmation of the double world champion's switch to Ferrari.

The 24-year-old Pole, who has spent the last three and a half years at BMW Sauber, has been forced to find a new team given the German manufacturing giant are pulling out of F1 at the end of this year.

Although Renault have struggled since their title triumphs of 2005 and 2006, even with Alonso back at the wheel these past two years, Kubica is confident they can again be a force.

"I'm very happy I will be joining Renault in the 2010 season," said Kubica.

"I feel I have a special connection with this team because in 2005 I won the World Series by Renault.

"This gave me the chance to test with the team in Barcelona, which led to my debut in Formula One.

"I share with Renault a strong winning mentality and feel comfortable with their friendly and open attitude.

"I'm highly motivated and optimistic that together we can be at the front of the grid next year, and hopefully fighting for the world title."