BMW in collaboration with Formula One put together a fan day event at the BMW branch in Munich-Fröttmaning. Last weekend, over 1,000 BMW Sauber fans had a chance to see their idols live: Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica and the test drivers Christian Klien, Marko Asmer.
The fans had the opportunity to see the BMW F1 drivers take their monoposts around the demonstration circuit. The F1.08, latest BMW monopost, was explained in detail by Technical Director Willy Rampf, Head of Powertrain Markus Duesmann, and Managing Director Walter Riedl.
One of our readers, Maarten, and a member of Germancarzone forum has shared with us some photos from the event along with a short video. Overall, this was a great touch by BMW, that allowed their die hard fans to take photos and autographs with the drivers, and even to chit-chat with them.
But here is what Maarten said:
It’s a great sensation to have an F1 car started right in front of your nose. Seeing Kubica get in and seeing him take off like a madman. He really enjoyed his demo run, passing at the borders by mere inches.
I also got to drive a new 123d coupé on a slalom track, and you could perform a pit stop yourself. All great extra things that made this a special day!
Afterwards they gave away some prices like two rims, and some other car parts. I was also lucky and won a leather team jacket.
It was an amazing day and for a true F1 and BMW fan this is something to look forward to!! I’ll be back next year!!
I am a huge Formula One fan and I am a little sad that we don’t have a race here in the U.S anymore, but hopefully this coming here, I will catch the Monaco Race, one of my favorite to watch.
Thanks for the photos again!