BMW Chief designer onto Mercedes

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BMW Chief designer onto Mercedes

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Heinz Paschen, leading designer of BMW's formula one department, has been announced as the new General Manager of BMW’s F1 engine development in Munich from the end of the 2002 season.
This news follows the announcement of current manager Werner Laurenz leaving BMW for concurring German manufacturer Mercedes.

A press release quoted Mario Theissen as saying: “Heinz Paschen has been exclusively involved in design and calculation of the V10 engine and is now happy to take over the responsibility of the entire engine development. The fact that we are able to replace Heinz Paschen’s position through internal promotion of personnel underlines the strength and stability that the team has reached.”