Breaking news: Several publications across the world announced that BMW’s future in Formula 1 races is in serious doubt. The rumors are that tomorrow a press conference was called at the BMW Headquarters in Munich where the main topic will be “‘current developments in motor sport.”
The press conference will be hosted by Dr. Norbert Reithofer, CEO of BMW, Dr. Klaus Draeger, the director for development, and Mario Theissen, BMW Motorsport director. Such an impressive line-up might lead to an important announcement. There is also another rumor going around that Robert Kubica will replace Felipe Massa at Ferrrari at the end of this season.
BMW entered the new F1 season with high expectations after a previous round where the cars and drivers performance has improved, but unfortunately the current season has been a cruel disappointment to them and and their fans.
The KERS technology that BMW had high hopes for has also failed them and the abandonment of it could might play a role in any future decisions.
Will BMW follow Honda out of the Formula 1 races? As BMW Motorsport fans, we certainly hope not, but we’re also aware that from a business and financial point of view, it might just happen.
We’ll stop here and we’ll keep an eye tomorrow for news on this.