This is what was said April 27, 2009.
Mercedes may be rethinking its commitment to formula one, but the same is currently not true of fellow German carmaker BMW, motor sport boss Mario Theissen insists.
Like Mercedes, however, the Munich marque's executive committee does regularly review its support for the Swiss based team BMW-Sauber, he admitted.
"Formula one (for BMW) is valuable," 56-year-old Theissen is quoted as saying by RTL.
"Before the season the project was evaluated again in detail and the financial situation was part of the analysis," he explained.
"But in the long-term we also need success," said Theissen.
If they bail after one bad season, I have lost a lot of respect for this brand. Notice how he carefully called the team Sauber, with BMW support though?
That could mean a lot coming from a brain like Mario's.
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