BMW Sauber retain Heidfeld and Kubica for 2009 06 Oct 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 Saubers 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 outfits maiden Formula One victory at Junes 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 BMWs 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.