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Down to earth // Vitaly Petrov returns to first chassis after Malaysia accident

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Vitaly Petrov returns to first chassis after Malaysia accident
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Vitaly Petrov talks to the press on Thursday in Shanghai. Renault have confirmed the Russian will return to his Australian chassis after the car he used in Malaysia was sent back to the factory.

Petrov's Malaysian chassis was damaged in a huge accident that saw him fly through the air and come down to the ground with a bump.

Meanwhile, after two podium finishes, the team are confident they can continue progressing as the year continues. Team boss Gérard Lopez said: "The plan this year includes two stages: the first was to try to get consistently on the podium, while the second is to get at least one win."

Although aware of the competition in the form of Red Bull and McLaren, Lopez is confident the team can play a big part in the season ahead.