Kubica 'shocked' with team decision

Robert Kubica has said he is shocked at BMW Sauber's decision to quit Formula One at the end of the season.

There is concern over the future of the team's drivers as well as hundreds of its employees at the Hinwil and Munich bases. Kubica, who won the team's first victory in Canada last year, said he had not expected the news.

The 25-year-old driver added that he had read about the team's decision online before it was confirmed to him.

"It was a shock decision, an unexpected one," said Kubica.

When Honda withdrew over the winter, Brawn GP took over and a buy out BMW. But the safety of jobs remains a concern.

Kubica said: "Everybody's still a bit worried about their future. I hope they will find a good way out of it and we will continue."

BMW has not had a good year, winning just eight points after 10 rounds. The Pole said the recent development might not have taken place if the team was still performing well.

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