Honda, BMW and Toyota all closed their F1 teams in the last four years. Now they’re entering other major racing categories in 2012.
The most striking difference between the new BMW Sauber C29 and its predecessor, the BMW F1.09, is the lack of and major sponsors on the new car. But there are some notable design changes on the new car. Designer Willy Rampf has followed the 2010 trend for high noses and smaller, more sculpted sidepod air … Continue reading 2010 BMW Sauber C29 and 2009 BMW F1.09 compared (Pictures)
BMW Sauber have revealed their 2010 F1 car. The car lacks any major sponsors although the team announced several deals into the run-up to the launch, some of which feature on the car. They include Scalp-D, a Japanese shampoo, and watch brand Certina. Here are the first pictures of the C29.
BMW Sauber has confirmed Pedro de la Rosa will make a return to F1 in 2010 with the team. De la Rosa will partner Japanese team mate Kamui Kobayashi.
The re-formed BMW Sauber team has reorganised ahead of the 2010 F1 season with Peter Sauber taking the role of President. However he will not have any operational duties at the team’s Hinwil base. Sauber said: “I will keep myself informed on all important developments, but will leave operational matters to the management in Hinwil.” … Continue reading Rampf stays at reorganised BMW Sauber
BMW-Sauber will reveal its 2010 F1 car on January 31st at Valencia. The wraps will come off the new car at 2:30pm local time. Testing for the 2010 F1 season will begin at the track the day after. So far the team has only announced one driver – Kamui Kobayashi. It will continue to use … Continue reading BMW to reveal 2010 F1 car on January 31st
BMW have announced details of the categories they will be racing in during 2010 having pulled out of F1. Far from pulling out of motor racing entirely the company is expanding its GT racing programme, leaving you to wonder what these other categories offer which F1 does not.
The FIA has confirmed Sauber will be granted the 13th slot on the 2010 F1 grid after it was left vacant by departing rivals Toyota. Although the team have officially competed as ‘BMW-Sauber’ for the past four years, this confirms the return of Sauber as an independent outfit in F1, last seen in 2005.
The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.
It’s bad enough BMW has chosen to quit F1. But now according to Variety magazine they’re going to used the money they’ve saved putting more adverts into films: BMW stunned Hollywood six years ago when it left the entertainment biz in its rearview mirror. But BMW now wants to make a comeback, hiring Propaganda GEM … Continue reading BMW to spend F1 money on films
Pictures of BMW’s F1 campaigns with Williams and as their own team from 2000 to 2009.
The usual McLaren-versus-Ferrari duel was suspended in 2009 and instead all the glory went to a team we hadn’t heard of 12 months ago. F1 Fanatic’s 2009 season review kicks off with a look at how the ten F1 teams fared in 2009.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 95 2 Sebastian Vettel 84 3 Rubens Barrichello 77 4 Mark Webber 69.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 32.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Felipe Massa 22 12 Heikki Kovalainen 22 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Final 2009 F1 championship standings
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Sebastian Vettel 55 2 Mark Webber 55 17.857 17.857 3 Jenson Button 55 18.467 0.61 4 Rubens Barrichello 55 22.735 4.268 5 Nick Heidfeld 55 26.253 3.518 6 Kamui Kobayashi 55 28.343 2.09 7 Jarno Trulli 55 34.366 6.023 8 Sebastien Buemi 55 41.294 6.928 9 Nico Rosberg 55 … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result
From the explosive start to the jubilant scenes as Felipe Massa waved the chequered flag at the new world champion Jenson Button, the Brazilian Grand Prix was a spectacular race. Take a look back at some of the highlights with this collection of pictures.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 89 2 Sebastian Vettel 74 3 Rubens Barrichello 72 4 Mark Webber 61.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 30.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Heikki Kovalainen 22 12 Felipe Massa 22 13 Robert Kubica … Continue reading Championship standings after Brazil
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Mark Webber 71 2 Robert Kubica 71 7.626 7.626 3 Lewis Hamilton 71 18.944 11.318 4 Sebastian Vettel 71 19.652 0.708 5 Jenson Button 71 29.005 9.353 6 Kimi Raikkonen 71 33.34 4.335 7 Sebastien Buemi 71 35.991 2.651 8 Rubens Barrichello 71 45.454 9.463 9 Kamui Kobayashi 71 … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix result
Rubens Barrichello won’t have everything his own way tomorrow as the fuel weight for the Brazilian Grand Prix revealed he will have to stop two laps earlier than Mark Webber and Adrian Sutil. Jarno Trulli, who starts fourth, will also make his first stop later than Barrichello. Here’s the fuel weights in full:
It may have taken the best part of three hours, but qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix provided high drama and set up a fascinating grid ahead of tomorrow’s race. Here’s a selection of pictures of the drivers in action on an utterly soaked circuit at Interlagos.
Rubens Barrichello has a precious opportunity to slash Jenson Button’s championship lead in tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix