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Theissen Confident BMW Are Moving Forward

Mario Theiseen was clearly delighted with his team’s progress in today’s Turkish Grand Prix qualifying session, after his cars will line up 10th and 11th on the grid.

After a disatorous Monaco weekend where Robert Kubica, tipped by some as a title threat, started in 18th position there was a clear line drawn that the F1.09 was not good enough.

With a new aerodynamic package, dropping KERS and adding a new diffuser the BMW is clearly getting back to some form.

“When all the drivers were running in the same conditions, the gap to the front-runners was just 0.4 seconds,” said Theissen. “That proves the new aero package has had a positive effect.

“We produced a solid performance. Obviously, our goal was, to get both cars into Q3, which didn’t quite work out.

“The whole field was very close. Nick missed Q3 by just five hundreds of a second, and Robert was finally tenth. What this means in terms of the race we will only see once we know the competitors’ strategy.”

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