The BMW-Sauber F1.08.
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The BMW-Sauber team presented on Monday January 14th in Munich, Germany, the new version of their car to the used for the 2008 Formula One championship, the F1.08.
Mario Theissen, BMW’s head manager is very confident that the team will win the first grand prix of it’s short history during the upcoming season. The BMW-Sauber pilots, Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica are also convinced to win at least one race in 2008.
The objective set by Thiessen could 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 to any team willing to buy as soon as this upcoming season.
The car will keep it’s original white and blue colors and also kept the same sponsors. 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 competiton.
The team has to announce the identity of their third driver as nobody has been hired as third driver during the off-season.
Will the BMW-Sauber team get a first taste at victory in 2008? Outside of the Ferraris and the McLarens, this car could be the one to beat for the middle plateau teams.
(Pictures: BMW-Sauber F1.08, BMW.)