BMW Announce New Chief Designer

BMW Sauber have announced that Christoph Zimmermann has been appointed chief designer for the team after their previous chief designer, Jorg Zander, left to go to Honda earlie this year.

BMW Sauber have been on the look-out for a new chief designer for several months. Eventually, they decided to promote one of their senior Sauber engineers instead of finding a new person to join the team.

“On principle, we fill executive positions internally whenever possible,” BMW motorsport boss Mario Theissen explained. “It also sends an important signal to our workforce.

“I am delighted that in Christoph Zimmermann we have a highly qualified colleague in our ranks who will take over the task of chief designer. From his previous work, he is familiar with the complex technical relationships as well as the specific operational procedures involved. In keeping with our philosophy, we will also replace him internally.”