BMW Sauber retain Heidfeld and Kubica for 2008

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6637.html --- BMW Sauber have confirmed they will be keeping their current driver line-up next season. Stressing the importance of continuity, the team will retain both Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica for 2008. For Heidfeld, it will mark his third season with BMW Sauber, the 30 year-old German having moved from Williams at the end of 2005. Kubica, meanwhile, made his Formula One debut with BMW in August last year and the Pole, 22...Read Full Story

The Lesser Known… Mario Theissen

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2007/8/6634.html ---When BMW decided to join the growing ranks of mainstream car makers contesting Formula One racing, Mario Theissen was hand-picked to lead the venture. Theissen had already proved his worth as the German company’s Motorsport Director and was the prime candidate to lead them into the most-challenging phase of their sporting career.Two years on and he’s already achieved some serious results, but that doesn’t mean there’s not...Read Full Story

BMW duo relish Istanbul Park challenge

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40360 --- BMW Sauber drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld are relishing the prospect of racing at the challenging Istanbul Park circuit in next weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix. After the acrobatic Hungaroring layout, Kubica is looking forward to sinking his teeth into the faster swoops of Hermann Tilke’s most acclaimed track – in particular the daunting turn eight. “An amazing circuit – turn eight has already staked its claim to...Read Full Story

No complacency at BMW

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40328 --- BMW Sauber’s technical director Willy Rampf says the team must continue to push hard throughout the rest of the season to make sure of third place in the constructors’ championship. Having finished fifth in last year’s standings, the Hinwil-based outfit has been arguably the most improved team of 2007, humbling reigning world champions Renault. But even in the wake of BMW’s best ever overall result in the Hungarian GP...Read Full Story

Heidfeld on podium as BMW secure best-ever result

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6600.html --- As the battle for victory raged up front, BMW Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld quietly and calmly secured his second podium of the season on Sunday as he held off McLaren’s Fernando Alonso to finish third at the Hungaroring. Coupled with Robert Kubica’s fifth place, it gave the team their best result to date. Heidfeld inherited a front-row start after Alonso was demoted to sixth on the grid by the stewards, but was powerless to...Read Full Story

BMW duo clear air after Nurburgring clash

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070802145753.shtml --- Team-mates Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica on Thursday reportedly cleared the air following their clash at the Nurburgring. The BMW Sauber duo have always shared a slightly tense relationship, but it was strained even further when they both blamed each other for their first lap crash in Germany two weeks ago. Kubica had reportedly said: "A driver who punts two of his competitors off the road within 20...Read Full Story

Heidfeld still waiting on a 2008 deal

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070802173625.shtml --- Mario Theissen on Thursday warned that an announcement about Nick Heidfeld's future at BMW Sauber will not be made this weekend in Hungary. Recent reports said that a contract for 2008 was being readied by lawyers, but team boss Theissen said the 30-year-old might have to wait until after the looming summer break. "We have had some very good discussions but still nothing is signed," Theissen said. "No-one...Read Full Story