Robert Kubica Disappointed With BMW's Pace in China

Adam PooleAnalyst INovember 16, 2016

Robert Kubica expressed that his BMW Sauber seems to be lacking in pace in Shanghai and is worried about how this will affect his race weekend.

Being only 12 points off the top of the drivers championship table, the Pole still has a mathematical chance of securing this year's championship from under the noses of Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa.

"We tried all kinds of different things, but I’m not happy yet with the balance of the car," Kubica said.  "The overall level of grip is poor."

"We have to analyze the data carefully to make the right changes for tomorrow. There is still a lot of work to be done.”

Team mate, Nick Heidfeld, who pulled in seventh and ninth in this morning's two practice sessions, was a little happier with his car and his chances this weekend.

“In the second session especially I was quite happy with the long runs, as well as with the single laps," said the German.

"We have done quite a lot of setup changes in the course of the day and during both sessions."

"Not every step was one in the right direction, but we understood and learned a lot.”

Willy Rampf, the team's technical director simply said "Up to now we haven’t found the perfect balance for both cars"