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06/09/08
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Kubica and Heidfeld keep their feet on the ground  The BMW drivers say they will keep their feet on the ground after their astonishing one-two in Canada. Robert Kubica claimed his and the BMW Sauber team's first win in Montreal yesterday, leading home teammate Nick Heidfeld. The result put Kubica into the drivers' championship lead, and closed BMW to within three points of Ferrari in the constructors' standings.

But while celebrating his victory Kubica accepted that it would have been hard to beat Lewis Hamilton had the McLaren driver not crashed into Kimi Raikkonen. We did it in a difficult race with not the best pace in the field, I would say," Kubica said. "Clearly Hamilton was the quickest driver here this weekend, but he made a mistake. You pay for your mistakes and we did a good race, I think. But what will happen in the future we don't know and we have to work, we have to fight, to push."

Heidfeld agreed that BMW still had a little ground to make up before it could beat McLaren and Ferrari in a straight fight, and is confident the team won't get carried away with high expectations after Canada. I think we should find a happy medium now and I think the team will be able to do that," he said. "First of all, we can all be very proud of this one-two for the team. On the other hand, that doesn't mean that from now on we have to win each race. As Robert said, there were other cars that were quicker on the circuit today, especially Hamilton, but in the end Robert won with the BMW and that's what counts today."

Kubica added that while BMW might have the fastest car yet, the Montreal result would spur the team on to push even harder. "I don't think we'll be lacking motivation now after such a great result and everybody's already pushing very hard in Munich and Hinwil, so we just have to find a few tenths and maybe we can fight with proper pace in a normal race for the victory as well," he said. itv.com

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