Willy Rampf, Technical Director of the BMW Sauber F1 Team, announces that the BMW Sauber F1.07 will be further developed for the races following the Turkish Grand Prix. At Istanbul, the BMW Sauber F1 Team consolidated its position as third power on the Formula One grid by adding another six World Championship points to its tally. "We are very happy," said Willy Rampf in consideration of the 41-point lead over Renault, the fourth-placed team in the Constructors' Championship.
According to the BMW Sauber F1 Team's Technical Director, the coming races, held in Italy and Belgium, will be contested with an enhanced version of the BMW Sauber F1.07. "Quite obviously, our current car is subjected to ongoing improvement," he reveals. "Despite our good championship position, we will have new developments for the forthcoming races. Monza is a low-downforce track while Spa requires medium downforce. At the same time, we also will have new components for the final rounds of the season."
Rampf expects the BMW Sauber F1 Team to be particularly competitive in the coming two races. "Last year's race at Monza went surprisingly well for us. Therefore, we expect to again be rather competitive, there. And Spa is similar to Montreal or Indianapolis, when it comes to the downforce. At these venues, we have been successful in the past. Furthermore, Spa is a very challenging track for the drivers and this certainly will suit us well, too."
Source BMW Sauber