BMW Sauber Will Still Focus on Current Car

BMW Sauber came in Valencia with a lighter chassis and revised sideposts that translated into visibly better results. With Kubica and Heidfeld both starting the race with heavy fuel loads, the team's main goal was to advance as much as posible through the rankings. BMW announced they will continue improving the 2009 car.

After a crowded start on Valencia's street circuit, the BMWs had a sustained pace and managed to bring home a point, thanks to Kubica's 8th place finish. "Our goal was to get at least one point in Valencia. We achieved that. Compliments to the whole team for the effort. The new aero package is clearly progress", said Willy Rampf, Head of Engineering for BMW Sauber.

"Despite being in a very difficult situation with BMW pulling out of the sport, the team really did a very good job all weekend. Starting tenth and 11th on the grid was already a big improvement compared to the previous races. In the race Robert was able to move up to eighth and score a point", declared Mario Theissen, BMW Motorsport Director.

"The result gives us a boost for the next races and the development packages planned up to the end of the season”, added Theissen. Mind you that single point scored by BMW Sauber wasn't an easy one too, as Robert Kubica had a tough battle with Red Bull's Mark Webber.

"During the race my pace was good. Although my stints were shorter, I was even able to overtake Mark Webber during his final pit stop, which was very good”, said Kubica.
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