Robert Kubica’s historic win in the Canadian Grand Prix has blown the World Championship battle wide open.
Although BMW Sauber doesn’t have the quickest car this season, the Pole’s consistent scoring has forced Ferrari and McLaren to consider him a serious threat to their title aspirations.
Kubica’s victory (above) was the first for BMW with its own team and comes 26 years after it first won as an engine supplier, with Nelson Piquet and Brabham in the 1982 Canadian GP.
BMW had a clearly established target of winning a race this year, but despite having achieved this, team boss Mario Theissen refuted suggestions that it would put its weight behind a Kubica title bid. “We won’t switch our strategy,” he said.
He did admit, however, that being in the title race may force the team to focus on developing its current car for longer than had been envisaged.