The BMW-Sauber F1.08

Francois GendronSenior Writer IJanuary 15, 2008

On Monday, January 14th in Munich, Germany the BMW-Sauber team presented the new version of their car to be entered in the 2008 Formula One Championship, the F1.08.

Mario Theissen, BMW’s head manager, is very confident that the team will, in the upcoming season, win the first grand prix of its short history. BMW-Sauber pilots Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica are also convinced that they will win at least one race in 2008.

Thiessen's objective could indeed be met as the BMW engine is powerful enough to challenge the best engines of the plateau.  The team’s mass engine production will allow BMW to offer engines as early as this season to any team wanting to buy.

The car will keep its original white and blue colors and will retain the same sponsorship. 
But as for the aerodynamic features of the car, we don’t see major changes at first look.  The aerodynamics could be the weakness of the F1.08.  All the other teams have stepped forward in this department and the BMW could lose a little ground against the competition.

The team still must announce the identity of their third driver as nobody has been hired during the off-season.

(Pictures: BMW-Sauber F1.08, BMW.)