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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

BMW Sauber the real deal?

With Robert Kubica’s pole and BMW Sauber’s lead in the constructor’s championship, BMW Motorsport Director Dr. Mario Theissen believes the team has achieved its goal of being one of the top three teams on the grid.

Next on Theissen’s list, announced before the season began, is a GP win.

Ron Dennis, for one, doesn’t buy the hype surrounding the BMW squad. Quoted by reporters, Dennis said he believes now the series is back in Europe, BMW Sauber will not be able to keep up in development of the car.

Bahrain race winner Felipe Massa is withholding judgement for the moment.

"One thing that is clear after the three races we have had so far, is that BMW has really made a step forward," Massa blogged following the race. "But at the moment, it is hard to tell if they might be able to help us by taking points from McLaren or if they now have to be seen as genuine title contenders in their own right.”

Lauda not impressed

Niki Lauda, never one to keep opinions to himself, is not impressed with Lewis Hamilton.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Lauda criticised the Briton for needless crashes, and opined that Hamilton was putting too much pressure on himself to win the championship.

In the same interview, Lauda joined fellow former world champions Sir Jackie Stewart and Jody Scheckter in calling for FIA president Max Mosley to resign in the wake of the allegations made by The News of the World. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is Ron serious or is he just trying to make his engine supplier happy?

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