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BMW Sauber retain Heidfeld and Kubica for 2009 06 Oct 2008

(L to R): Nick Heidfeld (GER) BMW Sauber F1 and Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1 take part in a wine and cheese tasting session.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, French Grand Prix, Preparations, Magny-Cours, France, Thursday, 19 June 2008 Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1.08 leads Nick Heidfeld (GER) BMW Sauber F1.08.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, European Grand Prix, Race, Valencia, Spain, Sunday, 24 August 2008

BMW Sauber confirmed on Monday that current line-up, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld, will continue to race for the team next season. With continuity being BMW Sauber’s watchword for 2009, third driver Christian Klien will stay on too.

"We see Nick and Robert as a strong driver pairing and Christian as an experienced test driver,” explained BMW Motorsport director Mario Theissen. “We are in no doubt that we will again achieve our ambitious aims with them in the team's fourth year."

So far this season, Kubica and Heidfeld have scored 120 world championship points for the team. The Pole clinched the outfit’s maiden Formula One victory at June’s Canadian Grand Prix, while Heidfeld has scored four second-place finishes to date in 2008.

The German joined the team from Williams in 2006 for BMW’s first season as a works squad. Kubica made his Formula One test debut that year too and was subsequently promoted to a race seat, alongside Heidfeld, for the final six rounds of the ’06 season, after replacing Jacques Villeneuve.