F1 » Qadbak ditched as BMW sells F1 team to Sauber


BMW has pulled out of its proposed deal with the suspect Qadbak consortium in favour of selling its beleaguered F1 team to former owner Peter Sauber, the Bavarian manufacturer has confirmed - but jobs will go at Hinwil

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dpm - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 12:06 PM

great news but will old tight fist (B.E) give them the money they won last year.I doubt it just like brawn 2008. Withholding it to punish (BMW who probably won't care)just denies the fans of another team. Also puts lots out of work.
But hey ho just as long as B.E doesn't have to pay out.

Rosburger - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 12:20 PM

@Dpm
I think it would be different for Peter Sauber as he still owned a percentage of this team, so its not really a change of owner, at least i hope Ecclestone see's it this way, Though i'm pretty sure sauber would have confirmed this before buying back the Bmw shares,

richard

November 27, 2009 1:07 PM
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deanocoops (and johnson) sauber are not on the grid as yet, but lets hope the get the 13th slot (not 14th). the american investor was a favoured one by bernie. wonder who it is , and are there any strings attached, such as usa driver?? as far as i am aware, deano, sauber stated befoire that he had an agreement with ferrari, for engines. but this could have changed. i hope he doesnt go for cosworth, so that he has a chance for points!

GP One

November 27, 2009 2:09 PM

Does this mean they'll retain their primary sponsor Petronas? Wonder what will happen to "Lotus" since I was told they were relying for the national oil company to be their primary sponsor. Anyway, glad to see peter sauber back in the pits. I think only he and williams are the last true privateers in F1 who really cares about racing not just there to make quick cash.

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