BMW eye Bahrain podium

Grid position first target for Germans

BMW Sauber will be once again targeting the podium when the Formula One roadshow moves on to Bahrain.

Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld scored podium finishes in the first two races of the season, and their impressive performances have Ferrari and McLaren looking nervously over their shoulders.

The Hinwil-based team are setting high targets for themselves at the Bahrain International Circuit.

"I hope that we can continue our successful run and qualify for the first two or three rows on the grid," said BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen.

"If we manage that, then there is always a good chance of finishing in a podium position.

"There will not be many new components in Bahrain. We will take a big step in Barcelona. However, there will be a few small modifications for Bahrain."