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F1 will be very different this year, says Murray.

Murray Walker has said that it is almost impossible to say what is going to happen when the new season kicks off in Australia at the end of March - but that hasn't stopped him from predicting that Robert Kubica will win the 2009 drivers' title.

Speaking during the annual Autosport International show at the NEC in Birmingham, Walker added though that with so many changes it really will make things that much more exciting.

"Nobody has the faintest idea what's going to be happening in 2009. They've thrown all the balls up in the air," said Walker.

"We've got KERS and we've got slick tyres as well as all sorts of different things happening next year. It's going to be very different."

Pressed on who might come out top however, and follow in the footsteps of the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso by winning the drivers' championship, Murray plucked for Polish star, Robert Kubica.

Indeed he reckons BMW Sauber and Renault could both be more of a thorn in the side for McLaren-Mercedes and Ferrari and given how they performed in 2008, it is more than possible they could be right up there and challenging regularly for victories.

"Ask me who will win the championship this year," he continued, "[then I would opt for] Robert Kubica in the BMW. BMW are a mighty switched-on organisation, they make cracking road cars and I am full of admiration and respect for what they've done. And they will get better.

"I think Renault is going to be a big threat too - particularly with Fernando Alonso at the wheel because he has still got something to prove."

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