Mario Theissen predicts strong race in Monaco 

Written by David on May 13th, 2008 at 11:58 amLast Update: May 13th, 2008 at 11:59 am

Mario Theissen BMW-Sauber Motorsport DirectorDuring the Turkish Grand Prix weekend the BMW Sauber F1 team had a lack of performance but the Hinwil based team seems to be confident for Monaco’s Grand Prix. Robert Kubica hasn’t been able to keep Ferrari’s and Hamilton’s McLaren pace. Despite this, BMW Motorsport chief, Mario Theissen seems pleased with Istanbul’s result.

“Given the starting positions I am very satisfied with the result. Both drivers made up positions at the start,” said Theissen. “We expected Robert would not be able to hold Kimi behind himself, which happened. On the other hand Nick gained two positions at the first stop so four and five was really what we could achieve. For me this is a good result and an important result, and if you go home with nine points under less than perfect conditions that is fine,” he added.

The BMW Sauber team is still on second place in the Constructors Championship, two points ahead of McLaren Mercedes, and looks confident for Monte Carlo’s race: “For Monaco I am really confident, the car should be okay there, the car should be strong,” continued Theissen. “I think the car should suit the track, or viceversa, and we should be in good shape there.”

“Montreal is a different game then but we have some developments for Montreal which I hope will improve and make our car very competitive there as well,” concluded the German.

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