"Obviously, this is a special day for us," BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen commented during the presentation of the BMW Sauber F1.07. The Team Launch in Valencia was a premiere for the BMW Sauber F1 Team for two reasons.
On the one hand, media representatives and guests from all over the world were able to catch a glimpse of the BMW Sauber F1 Team's car for the 2007 Formula one World Championship season in the 'Feria de Valencia' for the first time on Tuesday morning. Additionally, the F1.07 is the first vehicle that was developed by the BMW Sauber F1 Team in its entirety.
"We had a good 2006 season, during which we already managed to achieve two podium finishes," Mario Theissen said. "Now we have to take the next step. It is our goal to accomplish podium results on our own accord with the F1.07. I am very confident we will be able to do that."
Willy Rampf, Technical Director of the BMW Sauber F1 Team, explains the core of the development work, which already commenced last April: "We mainly concentrated on two things: improving the aerodynamic efficiency and enabling the most flexible weight distribution possible following the switch to Bridgestone tyres."
In the upcoming weeks, the BMW Sauber F1 Team will continue to work intensively on optimising the new car. At the latest, the start of the season in Australia will show how well the engineers have worked in the past months.Source BMW Sauberf1