BMW Sauber technical director, Willy Rampf has said that the Swiss-based outfit are 'pleased' with the seven championship points they notched up following the Monaco Grand Prix.

Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld both finished in the points in their BMW Sauber F1.07s coming home fifth and sixth respectively to take the teams tally for the season to 30 points, something that keeps them comfortably ahead of Renault, who have just 16.

"We can be pleased with this result as we have seven championship points after a race which was thrilling for us," reflected Rampf.

"Nick had quite a heavy fuel load, and in the early stages of the race he lost too much time with the softer of the two tyre compounds. Only after the tyres had come back was he able to achieve the lap times we had expected.

"Robert started the race with even more fuel on board, but as early in the race he got stuck in traffic he couldn't exploit the car's potential. When he had a clear track his lap times dropped immediately."

Team boss, Mario Theissen meanwhile was also a happy man and was quick to congratulate on McLaren an 'impressive' one-two: "Monaco was again an exciting race, although there wasn't much overtaking," he continued. "The choice of strategy was crucial here - one or two stops was the question. Some had clear laps for most of the race while others got stuck in traffic and lost time. We are pleased we were reliable again, bringing both cars home and scoring seven important points."

 

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