Mario Theissen archive

New row over McLaren ECUs 25th August 2007, 18:19

F1 team bosses are split over the new Electronic Control Units set to be introduced into F1 next year.

Debate: Postpone energy recovery rules? 19th July 2007, 7:00

BMW’s Mario Theissen wants the FIA to delay rules planned for 2009 that would require teams to use energy recovery systems on their cars. FIA president Max Mosley is pushing for kinetic energy recovery systems to be mandatory on F1 cars to make them more environmentally friendly and road relevant. Do you want to see […]

New F1 support race for 2008 20th June 2007, 10:00

European F1 rounds will benefit from an expanded support race package next year. Formula BMW, the championship BMW rookie Sebastian Vettel won in 2004, will join the bill. Vettel won the German category, which is set to merge with its British equivalent, to create Formula BMW Europe. The sub-GP2 single seater category will have a […]

F1 driver line-up changes for 2008 16th June 2007, 10:58

Who will be driving for the top teams in 2008? Last year saw enormous changes in the driver market. Next year we’re likely to see most of the top drivers remaining where they are. But with BMW and Red Bull getting ever more competitive we could be in for a few surprises. And what about […]

Sebastien Vettel replaces Robert Kubica at Indianapolis 14th June 2007, 23:55

Sebastian Vettel will make his Grand Prix debut in the United States Grand Prix this weekend.

F1 2007 Preview: BMW 25th February 2007, 9:00

Everything I read about BMW’s 2007 season rotates around the same hang-up. Apparently they are doomed to suffer ‘second album syndrome’, where a team that impresses in their first season struggles in the next. Case studies: Stewart, 1998; Prost, 1998; Jordan, 1992 and so on. But this cuts no ice with me. BMW are no […]

How do you solve a problem like Toyota? 22nd January 2007, 9:00

Are you a passionate, devoted fan of Panasonic Toyota Racing? Did you heart beat with anticipation during the unveiling of the TF107 last week? Will you tune in to the Australian Grand Prix in eight weeks’ time, praying for an all red-and-white front row? Probably not. According to last year’s FIA survey Toyota were the […]

Heidfeld and Kubica up against Vettel 18th January 2007, 20:00

Ask yourself the following: You are Mario Theissen, spearheading BMW’s 2007 F1 campaign with established talent Nick Heidfeld and exciting young star Robert Kubica. You know that this year, on the Fridays before Grands Prix, you won’t be able to run three cars like you did in 2006 – the new rules state you can […]

F1 in the news 18 5th January 2007, 20:44

In the F1 news this week the Brazilian Grand Prix was the fifth most-watched sporting event of 2006 and the Sepang and Nurburgring circuits give clues on the popularity of their races. Plus, another win for Michael Schumacher and a new record for Juan Pablo Montoya. Read on for the rest.

F1 in the news 17 29th December 2006, 21:28

In our final look back on the F1 news of 2006 some surprising comments from Nick Heidfeld, Chinese F1 racers on the way, and a lingering look back on Michael Schumacher’s last Grand Prix. Read on for more.