Kubica learned of BMW withdrawal via internet

Race drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld were not informed of BMW's decision to withdraw from Formula One at the end of the season by the team's management, they told the media at Valencia on Thursday. "I woke up in the morning, did some ...

Race drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld were not informed of BMW's decision to withdraw from Formula One at the end of the season by the team's management, they told the media at Valencia on Thursday.

"I woke up in the morning, did some running, opened the internet and then saw it," said Pole Kubica, who is being linked with a move to Renault for 2010.

"Then I received an email with the decision," he revealed.

Kubica said he is not bothered about not receiving a phone call about the news.

"I'm just a small piece of this paddock. One small tool of the team," he insisted.

The 24-year-old gave nothing away when asked by reporters about the possible identity of his future employer.

"I'm confident to find the right place to be next year," said Kubica. "It's difficult to know which team it will be."

His teammate Nick Heidfeld meanwhile revealed that he heard the news about BMW's withdrawal not from team boss Mario Theissen, but the press officer Heike Hientzsch.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Robert Kubica , Mario Theissen