Technological and personal development
The BMW Sauber team had its best season to date this year with Nick Heidfeld
and Robert Kubica making the most of a well-bred F1.07, which helped to forge the squad as the current third power in Formula One.
However, the development
of the car was not solely responsible for the team's ability to record excellent results on the race track this season.
Despite the fact that BMW Sauber only completed its second season, the team from Munich and Hinwil experienced substantial progress in its development and lived through countless emotional moments.
Growth in personal experience contributed to the team's success as events - at times either joyful or worrisome - brought team members to reflect on many matters. At the Canadian Grand Prix 2007, these emotions were particularly impressive.
BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen remembers: "With the new team I landed in situations I had never previously found myself in.
As an example, we can take Robert's accident in Montreal, which caused anxious moments all round. Then it was imperative that the situation be managed correctly."
After it had become apparent that Robert Kubica had survived his terrible accident without injury, the team was able to genuinely celebrate Nick Heidfeld
's second place.
Theissen summarises the events as follows: "Out of necessity one experiences personal growth."
That is how people, as well as teams, move forward.
Source BMW Sauber