BMW Announce Major Package for Barcelona

BMW Sauber motorsport director Mario Theissen believes his team's situation in the championship could make a positive turn at the upcoming event in Barcelona, as the Hinwil based team is scheduled to implement a revised aerodynamic package for their European debut. Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld have so far scored only 4 points for the German constructor (from 4 races), a disappointing result when considering BMW's title expectations for 2009.

During the latest Bahrain Grand Prix, both drivers finished the race one lap down to the leading pack. Nevertheless, Theissen still believes the new updates, ready to be debuted two weeks from now in Barcelona, could mark the revival of his team in the series.

We decided before the start of the season to combine a bigger development package for Barcelona and I can only hope that this will pay off. Today, it looks like we are behind but if the package is good the picture can change within two weeks,” said Theissen after the race at Sakhir.

Although beginning the season with a highly competitive car – Kubica was very close to clinching at least 2nd place at Melbourne, hadn't it been for the incident with Sebastian Vettel – BMW did not operate any changes to it throughout the upcoming weeks. Whilst other teams have proceeded to revising their package on a race-to-race basis, BMW have only focused on the Barcelona package.

Consequently, the revised BMW F1.09 is expected to become an instant hit as compared to the initial 2009 challenger.

Apparently other teams made an improvement on a race-by-race basis whereas we are preparing a comprehensive package for Barcelona and I can only hope that we will make a step forward there. We will have a sequence of improvements throughout the season but this is the first major one so I have some hopes about it,” added the German official.
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