After returning to the cockpit of a Formula One car with fourth place in the French Grand Prix last weekend, Robert Kubica showed that, along with BMW Sauber team-mate Nick Heidfeld, he will be a force to reckon with in the battle for points for the rest of the season.

The Pole is especially looking forward to this weekend's trip to Silverstone where, although he has yet to try the F1.07 there in current configuration, he expects the BMW to be quick.

"I think it will be a good weekend for us," he insisted, "Last year, we were quite strong, although it was quite low grip there. I missed the test session this year, so it will be interesting to see how it is on Bridgestone tyres.

"I like the track though - it is very challenging and very quick, especially the first sector. I like the style of the track and British people enjoy motor racing. It is not the newest venue, but I like the whole atmosphere that surrounds it. You feel there is a lot of motorsport history at the circuit.

"Of course, the British weather is well known all over the world for not being very good but, every time I have been at Silverstone for the race, I have had a really sunny weekend, so let's hope it will be nice weather again."

Team boss Mario Theissen echoes Kubica's belief that the F1.07 will be a factor at Silverstone, having performed well there in recent testing, and paid tribute to the entire operation for the effort it has put in to make the team 'best of the rest' behind McLaren and Ferrari.

"After the back-to-back races in North America and a test session in Silverstone, we are now in the middle of the next double-header," he reflected, "Four races within five weeks mean an enormous work load for everybody in the team, but hats off to the them, I have to say. The first half of the season is almost over and, up to now, we can be more than happy with our achievements. But we want to continue in this way and improve."



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