Nick Heidfeld finished a well-deserved fifth in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as BMW completed its final race in Formula One.
The collection of four World Championship points confirms that, not only does the German finish the season ahead of team-mate Robert Kubica, but that the team moves past Williams for sixth place in the Constructors’ Championship.
Tipped as title contenders before the season, BMW Sauber suffered a largely disastrous campaign in 2009, which culminated in BMW’s withdrawal from F1 in a shock announcement.
Heidfeld’s strong drive from eighth on the grid allows the now Qadbak-owned Hinwil outfit, which may not be on the grid next year, to enjoy some late-season glee.
Here’s hoping we can see the remnants of the Sauber team continue in F1!
[Image from GP Update.net]