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European GP qualifying reactions: BMW Sauber F1


Robert Kubica – 10th:

"If lately you have been starting from the rear of the grid, you cannot be disappointed with tenth in qualifying. We have to be realistic. I think today overall was a good day. Unfortunately I had some traffic on my final run and I made a small mistake. This cost me a few tenths. Scoring points will be difficult tomorrow."


Nick Heidfeld – 11th:

"It is the sixth time this year I have just missed the top ten qualifying and come 11th by fractions of tenths of a second. Of course I'm a little bit disappointed, but on the other side it means we have freedom regarding the fuel we carry and I hope for a good race. Everybody in the team is determined to put in a good performance and show what they can do for the future. Our car is generally somewhat better and I think from P11 points are possible."


Mario Theissen - team principal (BMW Sauber F1):

"We are satisfied with the qualifying result. Compared to recent races it was a step forward into the midfield, and this is what we had expected from our development package. With Robert we have got one car into the top ten and Nick in 11th is just behind. Q3 didn't go ideally for Robert, otherwise he could have finished even higher up. Congratulations to McLaren-Mercedes for having both cars on the front row. This proves how quickly things can change."


Willy Rampf - head of engineering:

"Our goal was to get at least one car into the top ten. With Robert we did so. However we expected to be in a better position. Nick missed Q3 only by the blink of an eye. Overall we took a step in the right direction with the aero update. Technically we had a qualifying without any problems."




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Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1.09, Spanish F1 Grand Prix, Catalunya, 8th-10th, May, 2009
press conference with:
Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02 
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22 
Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
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Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05
press conference with Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10 , Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22
Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22
Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
press conference with:
Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02 
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22 
Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 
Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes AMG F1 W05 
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22

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