BMW SAUBER and its Premium Sponsor Petronas Malaysia aim to get the best results on upcoming FI GP in Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after their frustrated moment at Australian GP last weekend. We also hope that the BMW Sauber Petronas will perform very well in Malaysia. Below is the detail news from Bernama regarding their aim and target for this Malaysian F1 GP.
BMW SAUBER PETRONAS TARGETS BETTER RESULTS IN SEPANG F1 GP
Following an opening race at the Albert Park, Melbourne yesterday, and the BMW Sauber F1 team now travels to the home of its premium partner, Petronas, for the second round of the 2009 World Championship.
The 2009 season opener proved to be a very difficult race for the team due to two separate incidents, forcing their two drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld to leave Melbourne empty handed.
However, Kubica has demonstrated the competitiveness of the BMW Sauber F1.09 machine.
The new team, Brawn GP, made a historic win on their debut at the Australian Grand Prix when Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello won a one-two placing, with Toyota’s Jarno Trulli finishing third.
“After the opening race of the season in Melbourne, we are now very much looking forward to our first home Grand Prix of 2009. Every year, since our team was founded in 2006, we have seen for ourselves the charismatic presence of our premium partner Petronas,” said BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen in an e-mail to Bernama.
“It is always amazing to experience the fantastic reception we enjoy as a team in Malaysia.
“Last year, Nick recorded our first ever fastest race lap as a team in Sepang and Robert finished in an outstanding second place. Our aim is to pick up from where we left, with these good performances,” he added.
Theissen noted that the BMW Group had also stepped up its involvement in Malaysia in recent years, as part of its Asia strategy.
“The first of a total of seven races in Asia this year is an important one for BMW and Petronas and will be keenly fought, that’s for certain,” he added.
Meanwhile, for the team’s first driver, Kubica, the Malaysian Grand Prix is special to him and the team.
“We have a lot of fans in Malaysia and it is really a special feeling to drive there. The race went extremely well for me last year. Of course, I hope we can get a strong result again, this time around,” said Kubica.
As for Heidfeld, the Sepang Circuit will always be a challenging circuit.
“The heat is always an issue, coupled with a high level of humidity. However, I’ve never had a problem with it and am particularly fit this year.
“We’ve often experienced cloud-bursts in Malaysia in the late afternoon and early evening. This year’s schedule increases the chances that we will still be on the track at this time. Hopefully, it will still be light enough,” said Heidfeld.
The 2009 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix will be held on April 3-5 at the Sepang Circuit.