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BMW Sauber

BMW Sauber

F1 team review - BMW Sauber

Team Sauber-Ferrari 2009 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:33 UK
Race Date Race Pts Total Pts
Australian GP 29 Mar 2009 0 0
Malaysian GP 5 Apr 2009 4 4
Chinese GP 19 Apr 2009 0 4
Bahrain GP 26 Apr 2009 0 4
Spanish GP 10 May 2009 2 6
Monaco GP 24 May 2009 0 6
Turkish GP 7 Jun 2009 2 8
British GP 21 Jun 2009 0 8
German GP 12 Jul 2009 0 8
Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2009 0 8
European GP 23 Aug 2009 1 9
Belgian GP 30 Aug 2009 9 18
Italian GP 13 Sep 2009 2 20
Singapore GP 27 Sep 2009 1 21
Japanese GP 4 Oct 2009 3 24
Brazilian GP 18 Oct 2009 8 32
Abu Dhabi GP 1 Nov 2009 4 36

"BMW Sauber headed into 2009 expecting to battle for the championship, and they are ending it by withdrawing from Formula 1.

"I find that decision disappointing - particularly the way they justified it with financial reasons.

Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld
Nationality: Swiss-German
Headquarters Hinwil (Switzerland) and Munich (Germany)
Debut season 2006
Test driver: Christian Klien
Team principal: Mario Theissen
Technical co-ordinator: Willy Rampf
Engine: BMW V8
Total Grand Prix wins: 1
2008 position: 3rd
Constructors' titles 0

"With all the controls there are on tyres and engines and so on, there has probably never been a cheaper time to be in F1 - with adequate sponsorship and income from Bernie, it is effectively self-funding. So it's a shame BMW didn't give it one more year.

"But there may have been other pressures - particularly that they have been uncompetitive compared to what they have been used to.

"It's possible that the team will still race in F1 next year, but to do so they need one of the four new teams to collapse.

"If that does not happen, one of the biggest disappointments will be that Peter Sauber, who founded the team and remains a shareholder, will not be in the sport.

"That is very unfortunate because he is one of the most high-quality people to grace F1. He has integrity and honour, and he is very competitive."

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Constructors' world championship

Last updated: 27 Nov 2016 14:53 UK
Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 765
2 Red Bull 468
3 Ferrari 398
4 Force India 173
5 Williams 138
6 McLaren 76
7 Toro Rosso 63
8 Haas F1 29
9 Lotus 8
10 Sauber 2

see also
BMW Sauber's F1's history
04 Mar 09 |  Formula 1

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