BMW Power - 10 years in Formula One.
17 years after winning the World Championship in 1983, BMW returned to Formula One as an engine supplier. The BMW WilliamsF1 Team celebrated ten victories, 17 pole positions and 45 podium finishes between 2000 and 2005. In 2005 BMW acquired the majority share in the Swiss Sauber AG and sent its own team into battle for the first time the following year. To date the BMW Sauber F1 Team has 304 World Championship points to its name. In 2008 Robert Kubica claimed the teams maiden pole position in Bahrain, while the 24-year-old and his team-mate Nick Heidfeld achieved a magnificent one-two at the Canadian Grand Prix in the same year.
Heidfeld brings F1 to BMW Plant in Munich (second video)
The BMW Sauber F1 Team put on a spectacular driving demonstration to thank the employees for their support in its Formula One campaign. Nick Heidfeld roared his way around BMW's Munich plant in his Formula One car. Furthermore, BMW works driver Jörg Müller delivered exciting 'donuts' in a BMW 320si WTCC touring car. Formula BMW driver David Mengesdorf impressed the BMW employees at the wheel of a FB02 race car.
Nick Heidfeld took to the Nürburgring on a BMW S 1000 RR Superbike, while Troy Corser debuted as an F1 driver.
BMW Sauber F1 Team Race Club Kart Event
At the end of June, Christian Klien competed against members of the BMW Sauber F1 Team Race Club at a karting event in Spreitenbach, Switzerland. The test and reserve driver for the team from Munich and Hinwil describes the event and looks back on his early days in the world of racing.