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No F1 return for BMW

  • Published on 17 Oct 2016 11:23
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt has confirmed that the company won't be making a return to Formula One any time soon.

The Munich marque recently announced a new motorsport strategy which will see them return to the World Endurance Championship, alongside continued customer GT efforts, their DTM programme, and a new entry into Formula E in collaboration with Andretti Autosport. However, the company will not be returning to F1.

"Formula One does not fit in with our strategy," Marquardt told German publisher Funke-Mediengruppe.

BMW competed in F1 as a full factory team between 2006-2009, taking one win, having previously served as an engine supplier.

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  • A bit of a letdown, would be nice with a 5th and maybe even a 6th unit manufacturer. Though its nice that they intend to return to WEC. But they really need a better car in Super GT, The Prius make the M6 they currently field look a bit silly, and a Prius dominating a BMW feels a bit... well... Though the Bimmer IS faster than the Ferraris, Lambos and the Porsche, so I guess it isnt all that bad.

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