BMW had a great season last year as most improved team. Despite the lackluster performance of their lead driver.

The Drivers

Nick Heidfeld had a poor season proving that even when you get what you've been hoping for sometimes it can not be all you'd hoped. He finally got a top funded team concentrated around him which he's always wanted since Kimi took his chance when he went to MaLaren. And yet he still needed to be shocked out of complacency by his team mates every couple of races. He'll have to watch himself this year.

Kubica took to the track after BMW had had enough of Jacques. At the time it seemed a bad move because JV was actually hustling more than Heidfeld. But Kubica was so fast such criticisms soon went out of the window. Now with a little experience under his seatbelt and a winter test program with him in the driver role we should see some very exciting stuff from him next season. Certainly a contender for at least a win.

The team

Other than changing their driver their team has been almost as stable as Honda. This should stand them in good stead this year. The also have a very highly regarded ace up their sleeve in the shape of Sebastian Vittel who seems seriously fast. I would love to see Heidfeld dumped and Vittel in his place. We'd see some serious fireworks between Vittel and Kubica if they were pushing each other.

The problems?

It has been announced that Vittel might replace the worst performing driver three quarters of the way through the season. This could spur the drivers on but could easily cause in fighting in a team that has so far been pretty harmonious.

Outside bet?

Heidfeld dumped mid season. Vittel promoted.

More likely?

Kubica outshines his lead driver and gets at least one win.

About Alex Andronov

Alex Andronov is a writer who lives in the UK. He is currently working on 7 novels, 5 film scripts, 2 plays, 2 TV series, 1 history of the United States, 1 travelogue and trying to find some focus.
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