Having two competitive drivers pays off - Heidfeld

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Currently, both BMW Sauber Formula 1 Team drivers, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld, hold top-five positions in the Drivers' Championship. German Heidfeld is happy to have a strong and competitive team-mate.

In the 2008 season to date, the driver pairing has already scored a total of 74 World Championship points - thereby well the way to breaking the team-internal record of 101 points the Munich and Hinwil based squad established in 2007. This success is partly the result of the team's consistency. "It pays to have two competitive drivers in the team, particularly when one of them has some difficulties" says Heidfeld."Last year, it was Robert who had his problems. This year I'm in a similar situation."

"In such a situation, it is vital to cooperate closely with the engineers and to be provided with the high reference values of your team-mate," adds Nick: "Currently, I've got the problem of securing good grid positions."

Despite Robert being the driver who claimed the BMW Sauber F1 Team's maiden GP win in Canada, Nick describes the team-internal situation as follows. "There never was and still isn't a no 1 or no 2 driver in our team. Robert had already delivered in great style prior to the Canadian Grand Prix."

Source BMW Sauber