While the BMW Sauber Formula One Team continues to develop the current F1.08 race by race, the team from Munich and Hinwil is already looking ahead to the 2009 Formula One season and its new regulations.
The premiere of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System KERS, fundamental changes to the aerodynamics and the possible return of slicks are just three of the innovations, for which the BMW Sauber F1 Team must be prepared in the coming Formula One season. So it is no surprise that the team is already very busy working toward 2009.
"In 2009 we will have new regulations, which will herald radical changes. We will constantly be analysing the development projects, and will decide where to set our priorities," says Willy Rampf, Technical Director of the BMW Sauber F1 Team.
Of course, it is also important to continue developing the impressive BMW Sauber F1.08, and to make it even more competitive. The fact that the team achieved its goal for the season - its maiden race victory - ahead of schedule changes nothing here. The BMW Sauber F1 Team's development team is well prepared for this balancing act.
"We will not be making any fundamental changes to our development plan," explains Rampf. "We will be providing precisely defined capacities for the F1.09. These capacities will, of course, increase throughout the season. There will be gradually less capacity for the F1.08 and more for the F1.09."Source BMW Sauber