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BMW to leave Formula 1......

Yes, the BMW Team have just confirmed they are to leave Formula 1 at the end of the Season. No reasons given yet, but I believe there is an emergency Press Conference booked for 9:30 am.......
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Considering their performance I thought they had already left
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Yeah it does seem like it !!!!!!........
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They couldn't get near the Brawns and Mclarens to do a bit of tailgating.

Suited the team though as F1 cars don't need indicators.

(That ought to be enough to upset the resident Bavarian owners and moderators for one day.)

In all seriousness though, it is always sad to lose an F1 team. Sign of the financial times. Hopefully some interesting upstart will buy the team and racing licence, Brawn mark 2. I have heard rumours that Toyota are looking an excuse to leave F1 too without losing face (which apparently is important in Japanese business culture).
 
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Until f1 becomes proper racing, with over taking then so what really?

Bike racing is as close as it gets imho.
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The F.I.A. just said they were disappointed with BMW's decision to pull out of Formula 1, but not suprised, and they hope they will be the last Team to do so !!!!!!!........


Wishful Thinking on behalf of the F.I.A. there, methinks !!!!!!......
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I reckon there might be a few teams ducking out this year to be honest.
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What's needed, is some form of budget cap
 
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Said in their statement they are concentrating on the WTCC, Formula BMW, the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and other endurance race's.


They are still doing well in the WTCC and they have the M3 racing in the GT2 class in the ALMS and could also race at the big race it self. Hopefully the last part of their statement will mean a return to Le Mans

I wouldn't be surprised if Renault followed suit.
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spineless to55ers, they expected to breeze in and win it, Have they not realized that is why people adore Ferrari, that they did not walk away when it would have been easier to do so. Bratwurst eating surrender monkeys.

Efficient engineering is not enough to win in F1, you need a bit of magic, not just a three year plan, their is no magic in BMW, just their own self belief and over-inflated egos. They were the ones pushing for KERS and then abandoned it, they were the ones who pulled the plug on Kubica by not developing the 2008 car when he was leading the championship, they were the ones who poo-pooed Ross Brawns interpretation of the diffusser ruling only to have a slow car in 2009.It must be especially galling for them to see McLaren get their car sorted from tail ender to race winner in 9 races, they are still getting knocked out in the first round of qualifying.

I also think BMW treated Williams badly pulling the plug on their engine supply with little notice, so their business methods are at best, questionable. Williams are better off without them as proved by results this season. And credit must go to Toyota for supplying their engines.

It is unfortunate that Kubica is without a drive for next year, he is/was the best part of the team.

The good teams will always survive, the bad do not. and BMW are a crap F1 team.
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I'm not surprised Max went off on some bender about costs in F1. Every team that is not performing and wants to bale out comes out with that old guff.

If Beemer was winning they would still be in there, scrape together a few deutshmarks for another year of lording it over the opposition.

Interestingly, as Mercedes start winning (with their "A" team.. I don't think anyone really associates Brawn with Merc) then the whiny losers in Munich decide to jack it in.

They are Losers (note capital L) as well as losers. 500 people in Switzerland who had a job for 35 years under Sauber been bent over and given one up the double-deck diffuser by BMW inside 36 months! Nice one Bee-eM!!

Now **** off and stop pretending you're the ultimate driving machine.. Ultimate quitting machine, more like.


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they have done the same to Sauber as they did to Rover, different companies, same BMW white flag.

as far as Renault go, I think they will stay in as long as they have Alonso, if he moves on I feel they may reconsider their position. Toyota have committed to a longer stay in F1.
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they have done the same to Sauber as they did to Rover, different companies, same BMW white flag.
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Agreeing with everything you are saying Purple. Some of BMWs business practices have been very clinical and ruthless.

Sometimes you need a bit of passion and soul too. Where's that cliche swear box?
 
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Yes, about time that was introduced !!!!!......
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