BMW Sauber have announced that the drivers for their Formula One team in 2008 will remain as in 2007, with Nick Heidfeld partneing Robert Kubica. Kubica was assured a seat, but with Heildfelds contract up this year a new contract had to be negotiated, but with Heildfelds strong performances this year there was never much doubt that he would be re-signed.
“Both Nick and Robert have delivered very strong performances in the course of this season. They have played a decisive role in enabling the BMW Sauber F1 Team to firmly establish itself as the third best team in Formula One. Forty two world championship points plus two podium places says everything about Nick’s achievements. For Robert, 2007 is his first full season in the top echelon of motor sport. In his brief Formula One career so far he has established himself as equal to Nick. With this strong driver team we are in an excellent position.” said Dr. Mario Theissen, the BMW Motorsport Director.
“For me it was always clear that I wanted to continue driving for the BMW Sauber F1 Team, and I never doubted that would be the case. When I look at the progress we have made over the last two years, it’s an incredible incentive for me. Personally I have high sporting ambitions and I am certain I can achieve them with the BMW Sauber F1 Team.”, said Nick Heidfeld.
“I have now been in Formula One for just over one year and have gathered a great deal of experience. Even so, I am learning new things every day and making steady progress. We now have to concentrate on achieving our ambitious common goals, and I’m confident that the team will be able to give me all the necessary tools that I need to reward them for their renewed trust.”, said Robert Kubica
There was no announcement about who would be the teams reserve and test drivers, with this announcement expected in the near future.