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      Remember those rumors from last year that BMW would follow Honda back to Formula 1? There is some substance to them. Now, this would not be a complete return but BMW would be back as an engine supplier. This would be a big deal in the new Formula 1 turbocharged era considering the last time BMW built Formula 1 turbocharged motors the engines dominated and produced power to such a degree that they were banned.

      BMW's performance image has taken a huge tumble to say the least. A return to Formula 1 in any capacity would be good for the brand. Not to mention, BMW still is capable of building the best engines in the world despite the fact they have not shown this capability in quite some time. They still have it, don't they? Well, Formula 1 would certainly put their engineering to the test.

      BMW's board of directors will meet next month to evaluate whether BMW should return to supplying motors for F1 competition or not. Who knows what their decision will be. Will BMW show some pride and compete at the highest levels? Will BMW's board instead decide top level competition is 'too expensive' and hide their tail between their front wheel drive Active Tourer's tires?

      We will have to wait and see.


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      Comments 15 Comments
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        With thier new direction in turbo technology....it only makes sense. Do it bmw!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        With thier new direction in turbo technology....it only makes sense. Do it bmw!
        They did it way before that.

        I'd like to see BMW find its balls again.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Makes sense for a number of reasons:

        1. All their new hybrid investment.
        2. More turbos
        3. Sitting out the first season of these crazy engines to see what works, what doesn't, who is fastest, etc - gives them a lot of intel with minimal investment.

        DO IT DO IT!

        Ferrari just fired the head of their F1 team and replaced him with the North American chief. Slow Ferrari = career suicide.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They did it way before that.

        I'd like to see BMW find its balls again.
        A lot of people forget that there have been turbos in the past in F1...and they sounded a hell of a lot better than these!
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        They have their work cut out for them. Looks like mercedes has already set the bar high with a new way to turbo charge their car

      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        The F1 season is already over - Mercedes won. Kind of sad really. Although I give them credit for letting their drivers duke it out - that is awesome. No redbull blocking bull$#@!.
      1. huicho's Avatar
        huicho -
        yes!! come back to F1 and supply Haas Formula!!!
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by huicho Click here to enlarge
        yes!! come back to F1 and supply Haas Formula!!!
        Now THAT would be awesome. Get to pull for U S A plus BMW!
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        A lot of people forget that there have been turbos in the past in F1...and they sounded a hell of a lot better than these!
        Greatest F1 car ever was a turbo, the MP4/4.

        Real racing.



      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        it's like we're grasping at straws now hoping bmw will do us right SOMEHOW at least
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by huicho Click here to enlarge
        yes!! come back to F1 and supply Haas Formula!!!
        Gene Haas is going to pull it off. He has the financial backing, personal, and is building some brand new facilities. Not to mention he owns a state of the art 40 million dollar wind tunnel.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Gene Haas is going to pull it off. He has the financial backing, personal, and is building some brand new facilities. Not to mention he owns a state of the art 40 million dollar wind tunnel.
        I hope so! ...and that scumbag Ecclestone was implying he couldn't afford it?

        LOL - dude owns a wind tunnel!!!!

        I can't wait to see Ecclestone sentenced to jail time in Germany. That guy is totally dishonest.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Greatest F1 car ever was a turbo, the MP4/4.

        Real racing.



        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh6bwZ4ooTI
        Greatest driver right there also - IMHO...and that of many others ; )
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        I hope so! ...and that scumbag Ecclestone was implying he couldn't afford it?

        LOL - dude owns a wind tunnel!!!!

        I can't wait to see Ecclestone sentenced to jail time in Germany. That guy is totally dishonest.
        Haas Automation is a billion dollar company. 2012 it pulled in 967 million in profits.

        Windshear is owned 100% by Gene. It is the most state of art automotive wind tunnel in the world. It has a 70 ft rolling treadmill the cars ride on. Some F1 teams already use it for testing.

        I read today he is building a new 125,000 square foot facility outside of Charlotte. Most likely to house an F1 team.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Haas Automation is a billion dollar company. 2012 it pulled in 967 million in profits.

        Windshear is owned 100% by Gene. It is the most state of art automotive wind tunnel in the world. It has a 70 ft rolling treadmill the cars ride on. Some F1 teams already use it for testing.

        I read today he is building a new 125,000 square foot facility outside of Charlotte. Most likely to house an F1 team.
        WOW! That is crazy! Very exciting stuff; would be amazing to visit.