To date, Robert Kubica has scored just one World Championship point at Istanbul Speed Park. In the upcoming 2008 Turkish Grand Prix, however, the BMW Sauber Formula One Team driver wants to do clearly better.
"Unfortunately, I haven't got the fondest memories of the races I contested at the Istanbul Park," Kubica admits regarding his previous appearances on the Turkish circuit, "As neither last year's nor the one in 2006 proved to be very successful events, for me.
In 2006, in his first Turkish Grand Prix, the BMW Sauber F1 Team driver qualified eighth but in the race, he had to settle for finishing twelfth. In the following year, he secured fifth grid position in qualifying, with his BMW Sauber F1.07 and scored a World Championship point by coming eighth in the race.
"Quite obviously, I hope that my luck will change, this time, and that I will experience a good race," says Robert who scored remarkable 19 points in the past three races and currently holds third position in the Drivers' Championship.
Despite having not been very successful, in his previous Turkish GPs, Robert knows the "Istanbul Speed Park" very well. "The race track itself is pretty interesting and particularly in turn 8, we have to cope with a lot of G-forces. Istanbul Park is one of the tracks where you have to find the right balance between high- and low-speed corners," the Pole concludes.Source BMW Sauber