BMW announce F1.08 unveiling date

BMW have confirmed that they will be unveiling their 2008 challenger, the F1.08, in Munich on 14 January 2008

BMW are hoping that their new car will help them towards their first ever Formula 1 race win. Following the disqualification of McLaren from the 2007 constructors championship, BMW finished in second place behind Ferrari. This positive result has given the team a boost and they are hoping that 2008 will see them take a race win.

“It is natural that expectations increase the mort successful you become,” motor sport boss Mario Theissen said. “That brings pressure from the outside, of course, but also raises the standards we set ourselves. The end of this season has seen us wrapping up the development phase of the BMW Sauber F1 team.

“This phase has run according to plan and has seen us make it into the top three in a short space of time. Next year we will be looking to record our first win. We know that this will not happen automatically. The great progress we have made this year, in particular, has shown that we have got the direction of our development work and our working processes spot on. Motivation within the team is extremely high as a result.”