This coming Sunday the waiting will be over: the 2009 Formula One season gets underway with the Australian Grand Prix. BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Robert Kubica talks about the curtain-raiser down under. The Pole is a self-confessed fan of Melbourne - both from a sporting and private point of view.
"I'm really looking forward to the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne," says Kubica. "I'm happy that the race season will finally get started and all the speculation from the pre-season testing will stop. It will be very interesting to see how competitive the teams really are."
Robert is a big fan of street circuits: the Pole's favourite circuit is the legendary "Guia Circuit" in Macau. However, the "Albert Park Circuit" is right up there with his favourites. He explains why: "You have to be very precise. That applies the whole circuit; you need to stay on the clean line," says Robert. "This year precision will be especially important for the first corner after the start, when we will have our very first fight for position with the bigger 2009 front wings."
Who move up through the field, and who loses valuable places will be seen this coming Sunday, when the drivers roar into their first lap in Melbourne. "I'm pretty sure it will be an interesting race," says Robert. "In addition, Melbourne is a very nice city and the people create a truly special atmosphere for all of us in Formula One.Source BMW Sauber