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BMW F1 to quit F1!


29 Jul 2009 10:56AM
Read a prediction last night, that they might quit at the end of the 2009 season, but this morning they have announced they are going to!!!

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mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 11:36AM
Yes, A it two faced to campain against the FIA attempt to reduce costs and make the sport accessable to new teams - and then to pull the plug.
Wilmot 6 338 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 11:59AM
Yes they have quit,but are carrying on until end of the season.
Steve
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
29 Jul 2009 2:03PM
F1 has become a tad farcical anyway. BMW is well out of it all. Smile
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 3:26PM
You are right CB, its not like BMW are a sports brand either. I hear they are now entering "what Caravan tow car of the year" and pipe and slippers monthly pin-up competitions Smile

Having force India cars fly past must have hurt their pride too.

I think it would be better if they and a few other car manufacturers put more effort into the UK touring car series.
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 3:34PM

Quote:F1 has become a tad farcical anyway. BMW is well out of it all.


Hear hear! It needs radical change - from the top down.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
29 Jul 2009 3:36PM

Quote:I hear they are now entering "what Caravan tow car of the year"


They actually won that some years ago. (Yes, really.) Smile


Quote:I think it would be better if they and a few other car manufacturers put more effort into the UK touring car series.


With the forthcoming ban on RWD cars? I don't think so!

Never mind, when J. Clarkson ( former BMW-hater) states that one of the models (latest Z4) is a car he'd be happy to have for the rest of his life, it can't be too bad. Wink


Quote:sports brand either


So being in F1 makes Renault and Toyota "sports brands" eh? Interesting concept. Grin (Probably news to the manufacturers concerned, too!)

Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Lotus and Porsche aren't in F1 either, so no chance of them ever being seen as sports brands I guess?
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 4:17PM
Clarkson changes to suit the direction of the wind - and he's got plenty of that.

I see the Beeb let him off after another "off camera" insult to the Prime Minister made in front of the studio audience.

Disgraceful behaviour.
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 4:26PM

Quote:With the forthcoming ban on RWD cars? I don't think so!
The BMW mini is FWD and gets bigger with every version so why not?

As for the Z4 true what Clarckson said, but then the sports brand Renault (Nissan Division) was lower cost and put in the better lap time Wink
29 Jul 2009 4:37PM

Quote:The BMW mini is FWD and gets bigger with every version so why not?


I agree
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
29 Jul 2009 5:30PM

Quote:The BMW mini is FWD and gets bigger with every version so why not?


Cos it will win everything (like the original Mini)? Wink


Quote:(Nissan Division) was lower cost and put in the better lap time


But was stated to be a noisy and generally unpleasant car! Wink

A Caterham R500 could get around the track quicker than both (and even beat a Bugatti Veyron) but you wouldn't want to take your great-aunt in it! Grin

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