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BMW Sauber committed to F1 newcomer Kubica

Robert Kubica survived a horrendous crash, he's sixth in the F1 driver standings and he's signed and sealed with BMW Sauber through 2008. So far, so good, writes Dan Knutson.

Updated: August 24, 2007, 4:47 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- How do you get your contract renewed if you are a driver at BMW Sauber?

In Robert Kubica's case, you destroy one of the team's cars.

Kubica had a horrendous accident in the Canadian Grand Prix on June 10. Just a couple of days later, long before he even climbed back into the car, BMW Sauber signed him for 2008.

The reality, of course, was that BMW wanted him back because of his talent, not because of his crash.

"We sealed ...

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