Robert Kubica had mixed feelings following the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and while the Pole was happy to have scored points', he reckoned he could have finished higher than fifth.

Speaking at the finish the Pole added that in the end their one-stop strategy probably wasn't the best in light of how the race unfolded at the Principality. He also added that a few small problems, with the brakes and traffic further hampered his efforts.

"Unfortunately I don't think our one stop strategy was the right one for this year's Monaco," he noted. "We expected Safety Car periods and these did not happen. Looking back now, I think we could have finished better, but I am happy to have scored some important points again.

"I had a small problem with the brakes soon after the start of the race and had to pump them all the time which did not make me feel confident. Then I was stuck in traffic and at the end I had a sensor problem which meant I was without traction control for quite a long time."

Nick Heidfeld in contrast was content with sixth in the sister BMW Sauber F1.07, even if he did drop behind his team-mate towards the end of the event.

"Because of my one stop strategy the most important thing for me to do was overtake Mark Webber at the start, and this worked out. I was also able to get passed Nico Rosberg, although our cars touched in the first corner but luckily mine wasn't damaged," he added. "In the early laps of my first stint I had some problems with the soft tyres, but later they became better and better.

"On my second stint I lost quite a few seconds when I had to let the two McLarens by. It was enough to let Robert get just in front of me after his pit stop. But altogether I am quite happy with the result."

 

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