Kubica staying calm

Pole cautiously optimistic for upcoming races

Robert Kubica is refusing to get too carried away with BMW Sauber's magnificent start to the 2008 season.

Kubica finished second behind Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in Malaysia while his team-mate Nick Heidfeld was only beaten by Lewis Hamilton in Australia.

The Pole is happy with the progress BMW are making, but he remains cautious.

"I prefer to keep my feet on the ground, since it's still too early to say that we have achieved the targets of this season," he told the official Formula One website.


"We are lurking around the top spot now for the past two races and this gives us even more motivation for working even harder to close the gap.

"Then it's also important to remember that a victory cannot be 'programmed' but must be built.

"We have been more consistent than they (Ferrari and McLaren) have.

"It's also true that in Melbourne I missed the opportunity to score a few points, so I think that we need a few more races to get a better understanding of anyone's real strength."

He hopes his podium finish at the Sepang circuit is a sign of things to come.

"2007 was the first-ever season without a podium of my entire career," Kubica said.

"But now I feel that the trend has turned back in the right direction."