Sep.26 (GMM) Robert Kubica has confirmed that clear-the-air talks with BMW-Sauber's team management recently took place.
The talks followed his public criticisms, including about the time dedicated to his teammate Nick Heidfeld, his flagging championship chances, and the general difficulties the team has faced in developing the car in the second half of the 2008 season."We talked, but nothing has really changed," the 23-year-old Pole, who is still an outside bet to win the championship from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Felipe Massa, said in Singapore."Lately the gap has gotten bigger," Kubica explained. "At the beginning of the season we could fight with them sometimes, but then the top teams became stronger, Renault got closer to us, the same with Toro Rosso."He confirmed his belief that the F1.08 single seater has not developed as quickly as the 'big two' teams."I don't know why," Kubica said. "We made some mistakes with some parts but recovered very fast from that. The reaction of the team was very good."But we somehow did not succeed in finding what really makes the car faster," he added.