The FIA implemented a set of rules for the 2008 season that saw all teams use one gearbox for four races and a standard McLaren Electronic Systems ECU that prevents the use of driving aids such as traction control and engine braking. The engine immediately proved to have a significant power improvement, and propelled Schumacher and new teammate Juan Pablo Montoya into contention for race victories. BMW Sauber's first race victory came in the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, the team achieving a one-two finish with Robert Kubica's first race win and Nick Heidfeld taking second place. This replaced the Petronas-badged Ferrari engines which the team had used since 1997. The company entered occasional races in the 1950s and 1960s (often under Formula Two regulations), before building the BMW M12/13 inline-four turbocharged engine in the 1980s. In October the team confirmed that they would stick with Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld as their drivers for the 2009 Season.[17]. On August 21, 2007, BMW confirmed its driver line-up of Heidfeld and Kubica for the 2008 season. It was equipped with a single Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch (KKK) turbocharger and Bosch electronics, including fuel injection. For the following race, the Belgian Grand Prix, Piquet and Patrese switched back to the BT50, but Piquet finished three laps behind the winner and Patrese retired. Robert Kubica: Debut: 2008 Australian Grand Prix “In the three years since the BMW Sauber F1 Team was formed, we have always met the goals we set ourselves and are confident that we can do so again this season,” explains Theissen. BMW Sauber začal pracovat na F1.09 v únoru 2008. At the same time, Jochen Neerpasch oversaw the development by Paul Rosche of a prototype 1.4-litre turbo engine, which soon developed 600 bhp at a pressure of 2.8 bar. This proved to be a misjudgement, as Piquet only won one race—the French Grand Prix—and the team dropped from fourth to fifth in the Constructors' Championship. In 1967, BMW entered Hubert Hahne in a Lola F2 chassis powered by an enlarged BMW engine which meant that it conformed with the Formula One regulations, while David Hobbs was entered by Lola in the same combination with the standard smaller BMW engine. Monopost byl představen 20. ledna ve Valencii Popis. This engine formed the basis of the M12/13 design, the race unit that BMW ultimately supplied to five teams from 1982 to 1988. The F1.08 also introduced a new front wing that is suspended above the nose. [11] Kubica scored BMW Sauber's second podium finish of the season at the Italian Grand Prix, after running in third place for most of the race and leading briefly during the first round of pit stops while Heidfeld finished in eighth. However Lotus had been given the 13th and final slot in the 2010 Championship. Team principal Mario Theissen set the target of the team's first win. Ngày 21 tháng 8 năm 2007, BMW Sauber xác nhận 2 tay đua cho mùa giải 2008 là Nick Heidfeld và Robert Kubica.Chiếc xe mới F1.08 ra mắt ngày 14 tháng 1 … While Heidfeld scored BMW Sauber's best result thus far with a second-place finish, Kubica suffered a huge crash that resulted in a long safety car period. Chairman Norbert Reithofer described the decision as a strategic one. Lịch sử 2008. The entries occurred during this period because the championship was effectively run to Formula Two regulations, allowing the BMW cars to take part. Neerpasch then left his position to join the French Talbot marque, which was also planning to enter Formula One, in this case with the Ligier team. The BMW Sauber F1.06 (or simply BMW F1.06) was the car with which the BMW Sauber team competed in the 2006 Formula One season. As BMW spent 18 months building and testing a normally aspirated, three-litre V10 engine to comply with technical regulations that had changed significantly since the 1980s, the team used old Renault engines rebadged as first Mecachrome and then Supertec. Team principal Bernie Ecclestone was under pressure from the team's title sponsor, Parmalat, to defend Piquet's championship, and opted to race with the Cosworth-powered BT49 chassis at the Brazilian Grand Prix, which Piquet won but was later disqualified for circumventing the minimum weight limit by running "water-cooled brakes". The team also tested 'antlers'; vertical fins on the nosecone of the F1.08 in testing. BMW also began supplying its engines to the German ATS team this season, but sole driver Manfred Winkelhock was unable to score any points. In Turkey, both BMW Sauber cars finished 4th and 5th, with Kubica finishing in 4th. The team were awarded what was termed a 14th entry, which hinged either on another team dropping out or all the other teams agreeing to allow 28 cars to enter the 2010 Championship. In the European Grand Prix at Valencia Robert Kubica scored the team's first points since the race in Turkey. Timo Glock was later signed as the team's second test driver. In 1998, the marque signed a contract to supply the Williams team with engines. BMW Sauber F1.09 • STATS F1. This race also saw the début of Robert Kubica, who replaced Villeneuve after the latter had crashed heavily at the preceding German Grand Prix. The BMW Sauber F1.06 was unveiled in front of the media in the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias at 9am 01-17-2006. For the 2008 season, BMW Sauber kept the white and navy livery used on its cars in 2006 and 2007. Marcus Ericsson Antonio Giovinazzi Pascal Wehrlein: 10. In 1983, the improved reliability of the BMW engine in the new BT52 allowed Piquet to win the Drivers' Championship, after overhauling Alain Prost (Renault) in the points standings. [9] The parts were promptly banned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as they were adjudged to impede the drivers' vision and thus compromise safety.[10]. Amongst the modified 328s was one driven by an engine in the rear of the car (known as the "Heck", the German automotive term for "back" or "rear"), a design feature which became standard in Formula One in the early 1960s after later success by the Cooper team. BMW-derived cars were also entered by the Alex von Falkenhausen Motorenbau (AFM) and Veritas companies in occasional races from 1951 to 1953. [14] The radically different appearance of the hybrid chassis compared to the status quo attracted attention, with BMW Sauber test driver Christian Klien describing it as "the worst [looking] Formula One car I have ever seen". BMW Sauber F1.06 je Formula 1 automobil dizajniran od strane Willy Rampf za BMW Sauber da se natječu u Formula 1 - sezona 2006. Arrows finished fifth in the Constructors' Championship in the latter of these two seasons, a result which stands as the best in the team's 25-year history. BMW Sauber were a constructor which competed in the Formula One World Championship between 2006 and 2009. BMW Sauber’s contender for the 2009 Formula One season, the F1.09 was again driven by retained drivers Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica, the same duo who had been racing for BMW Sauber since mid-2006. BMW Sauber F1.09 je 4. vozem formule 1 týmu BMW Sauber, který se účastnil mistrovství světa v roce 2009. For the remainder of the season, both drivers raced with the BT50, and used Murray's radical strategy of a planned pit stop for refuelling midway through the race to run at the front of the field on numerous occasions. Brabham began the 1982 season with two BMW-powered BT50 chassis at the South African Grand Prix, where Piquet and Patrese qualified second and fourth respectively, but retired early in the race. ATS again failed to score with either Winkelhock or Gerhard Berger, and withdrew from the sport at the end of the season. The car was still unreliable, though, restricting Piquet and Patrese to just four further finishes before the end of the season. This left Ferrari and McLaren as the only remaining users of the KERS system. BMW Sauber F1.09 on saksalaisen BMW Sauberin neljäs Formula 1-auto, jota käytettiin kaudella 2009.Autoa ajoivat puolalainen Robert Kubica ja saksalainen Nick Heidfeld. BMW Sauber F1.09 images from Autosport's team of photographers. A "B"-spec version of the F1.08 was used to evaluate 2009 aerodynamics, slick tyres and a prototype Kinetic Energy Recovery System. For 1989, the technical regulations were changed to ban turbocharged engines, outlawing the M12/13 engine. It shows the life time statistics and race results achieved in all grand prix. În cele patru sezoane petrecute în F1, echipa a reușit o singură victorie, un pole position și 17 podiumuri. [2] The car was taken out for the first time at the Valencia circuit a day after the launch, where Nick Heidfeld took the car for a brief spin at BMW Welt, the BMW delivery center in Munich. It was driven by Nick Heidfeld , who joined from BMW Williams , and Jacques Villeneuve , who had spent one season with the team before it was bought by BMW . 12. BMW thus negotiated an exclusive supply of M12/13 engines to the Brabham team. 94. BMW's most successful 1986 partnership was thus with the new Benetton team, which scored 19 points, won the Mexican Grand Prix and took two pole positions with Berger and Teo Fabi. The BT50 handled poorly but recorded 192 miles per hour (309 km/h) through the speed trap, some 15 miles per hour (24 km/h) faster than the BT49. Longitudinally mounted, carbon-fibre clutch (AP) Weight: 605 kg (1,334 lb) (including driver) Fuel: Petronas: Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza OZ Wheels Front & Rear: Competition history; Notable entrants: BMW Sauber F1 Team: Notable drivers: 3. The BMW Sauber F1.08 was the Formula One racing car used by the BMW Sauber team during the 2008 Formula One season. Williams had won the 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1997 Drivers' Championships, and the Constructors' Championships in all of these years as well as 1994, in a successful partnership with Renault, but the French company withdrew from the sport at the end of 1997, leaving team owner Frank Williams and Technical Director Patrick Head in need of a new engine partnership to remain competitive. The BMW Sauber project lasted from 2006 until 2009, and resulted in a substantial increase in competitiveness for the Swiss former privateer team. The nadir of BMW's Formula One involvement thus far came at the Detroit Grand Prix, where engine reliability problems prevented Piquet from qualifying. While the new diffuser was implemented, the KERS could not be made to fit the new car and both drivers raced without the device. The lack of development was reflected with a drop of form throughout the second half of the season, causing BMW to be outpaced by Renault, Toyota and even Toro Rosso (who started the season as one of the slowest teams) by the end of the season. | FIA Results and Statistics At the Bahrain Grand Prix Kubica took pole, just 0.027 seconds ahead of Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. For the independent motorsport team, see, Brabham, ATS, Arrows, Benetton and Ligier (1982–1988), Formula One customer engine results (1952–2005). Former car chief, Sergio Bonagura, came up with the idea in late 2009. Heidfeld then secured the team's first podium of the year in Malaysia, but after 6 races BMW Sauber had collected a mere 6 points, and occupied 8th place in the Constructors' Championship out of 10 teams. Mercedes-Benz won their first race. Kubica was on a different refueling strategy from Heidfeld, who also briefly led the race before securing the one-two finish for BMW Sauber in comfortable fashion. The team continued to use Sauber's facilities, mostly for chassis construction and wind tunnel testing, while BMW's headquarters in Munich were responsible for building the new 2.4-litre P86 V8 engine, revised technical regulations forcing a change from the 3-litre V10 formula. Kubica took second in Malaysia, with Heidfeld in 6th setting the fastest lap of the race. This greatly annoyed Kubica, (who was leading the championship after the Canadian Grand Prix), as he felt they could have had a realistic chance of taking at least one title. In the early races of the season, Heidfeld and Kubica scored a series of points finishes and established BMW Sauber as the third-fastest team, behind Ferrari and McLaren. A BMW Sauber F1.08 a BMW Sauber konstruktőr 2008-ban bemutatott autója a Formula–1-ben.A 2008-as mezőnyben indult csapatok közül 2008. január 14-én a BMW Sauber istálló is bemutatta az idei szezonra tervezett vadonatúj versenygépét, az F1.08-at. After the Bahrain race BMW Sauber were leading the Constructors' Championship, a point ahead of Ferrari and two ahead of McLaren-Mercedes. Qadbak turned out to be a shell company with no assets and no investors behind it. The top running cars pitted in under safety car, Kubica and Räikkönen stopped at the end of the pit lane, both leading Hamilton out of the pits, only for a red light to be on, Räikkönen and Kubica stopped, but only for Hamilton to crash into the rear of Räikkönen, with Rosberg crashing into the rear of Hamilton. Versenyzői Nick Heidfeld és Robert Kubica, valamint tesztpilóta szerepet töltött be Christian Klien és Marko Asmer. Due to his American commitments he missed three races, in which he was substituted by his brother, Corrado. Kubica was running in 3rd place in the opening round when he collided with Vettel while battling for 2nd place and was forced to retire. BMW Sauber F1.07 je Formula 1 automobil dizajniran od strane Willy Rampf za BMW Sauber da se natječu u Formula 1 - sezona 2007. The team's points total of 11 was their largest score up to that time. Marcus Ericsson Felipe Nasr: 8. The team went on to finish 3rd and 4th in the race, equalling their highest round points total and promoting them to first place in the constructors' championship for the first time. The team continued to be sponsored and supported by Petronas, Intel, Certina, Dell and Credit Suisse. After the relatively conservative E41, BMW designed the more aggressive P80 engine for 2001, a basic type number that was maintained for the remainder of the company's involvement in Formula One. The chassis was designed by Willy Rampf, Walter Reidl, Christoph Zimmermann and Willem Toet with the powertrain being designed by Markus Duesmann. BMW decided to return to Formula One in the late 1990s by signing an exclusive contract with the Williams team, which needed a new long-term engine supplier after the withdrawal of Renault in 1997. [5], Initial discussions were held with double World Champion Niki Lauda and McLaren on the subject of a 1980 campaign, but the BMW board denied Neerpasch's request for the programme. Mercedes Benz in Formula One. Nick Heidfeld 4. † BMW engine re-badged as Megatron in 1987 and 1988. Sauber was an independent team, it did not have the backing of a automobile manufacuer such as Ferrari. The BMW Sauber team enjoyed a successful start to the 2008 season with Nick Heidfeld finishing second in Melbourne, 5.4 seconds behind the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton. The company entered occasional races in the 1950s and 1960s (often under Formula Two regulations), before building the BMW M12/13 inline-four turbocharged engine in the 1980s. In all, the two drivers scored four race wins, but lost other opportunities through unreliability and racing incidents. [2], Following the commencement in 1977 of Renault's Formula One project with a turbocharged engine and increasing success thereafter, BMW decided to develop its own turbo engine for the sport, a programme which it announced to the media in April 1980. However, Kubica was to make a great impact at the rain impacted and incident laden Monaco Grand Prix, he equalled Heidfeld's Australian Grand Prix finish of 2nd, just 3 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton, Heidfeld finished 14th 4 laps down with chassis problems. 18 (36 starts) The BMW Sauber F1.06 was the car which the BMW Sauber team competed in the 2006 Formula One season. Theissen also made the point that the performance gap between BMW Sauber and the two top teams was less than the gap between BMW Sauber and the teams behind it.[14]. BMW Sauber F1 Team | The free to access FIA results website covers 17 FIA championships, including a comprehensive history of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 1950 onwards and a full record of all other FIA World Championships. [16] A series of consistent points-scoring finishes meant that Williams finished a competitive third in the Constructors' Championship, some distance behind the dominant Ferrari and McLaren teams, but ahead of engine manufacturers with more recent experience. Sauber F1 Team: Sauber C34 P: Ferrari V6 turbó: Shell: 9. [18] The Formula One Teams Association released a statement in response pledging its support to help the team remain in F1. This design proved ineffective, however, in another year of Ferrari dominance, and Williams slipped to fourth in the Constructors' Championship, with Montoya's victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix its sole win in the 2004 season. The 2009 season was a major disappointment as the F1.09 chassis proved uncompetitive. The takeover came after BMW's relationship with Williams had deteriorated in the previous months, the partnership ending at the end of the 2005 season. The Canadian Grand Prix brought mixed fortunes for the team. The official reason for Villeneuve's absence was that he was recovering from his previous accident, but the team later announced that the driver change was permanent. [16], "Positive start to BMW Sauber F1.08 testing at Valencia", "BMW Sauber F1 Team and T-Systems launch technology partnership", "BMW Sauber F1 Team welcomes Cadence as official equipment supplier", "F1.08: Tiny rear and new layout of T-wings", "Shaping up the sidepod: BMW Sauber F1.08", "BMW Sauber wrap up exclusive Valencia test", "Valencia day two - Ferrari dominate in Spain", "Robert Kubica still has regrets over BMW's missed 2008 F1 title bid", "Heidfeld pleased with BMW's early start",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Upper and lower wishbones, push-rod activated inboard, This page was last edited on 3 December 2020, at 23:54. As the relationship between Brabham, BMW and Parmalat became strained, Ecclestone was forced to compromise, with Piquet continuing development of the BT50 whilst Patrese raced with the Cosworth chassis. BMW's fortunes suddenly improved, however, at the next race in Canada, where the cool conditions suited the turbocharged engines and allowed Piquet to lead home Patrese (still in the BT49), to record BMW's first Formula One victory. In 2008, Robert Kubica won the team's only race, the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, and led the Drivers' Championship at one point, but the team chose to focus on development of its 2009 car and slipped back in the standings by the end of the season. The team's designer, Gordon Murray, designed a new car, the BT50 for the engine, but it was not completed until well into the 1981 season. However, no matter how motivated the team may be and how much development work they have behind them, gauging their progress against the … BMW produced the M12/13/1 engine, which was tilted sideways to fit in the reduced space allocated to the engine. 36. The victory came after Lewis Hamilton collided with Kimi Räikkönen in the pitlane, ending the race for both drivers. BMW bought Swiss team Sauber in June 2005 to form the BMW Sauber F1 Team. It made its track debut at Valencia the next day, with Robert Kubica driving. [24] The team used Ferrari engines in 2010.[25]. BMW reduced its full works commitment to the sole supply of Brabham in 1987; the team produced the more conservative BT56 chassis and scored ten points with Patrese, Andrea de Cesaris and Stefano Modena. However, he ultimately fell short, as did the team in the Constructors' Championship, as although the FW25 was often the car to beat in the second half of the season, it took too much time to reach this point. Videos you watch may be added to the TV's watch history and influence TV recommendations. BMW offered to buy the team outright in the hope of gaining overall control of its Formula One endeavours, but Frank Williams refused; as a result, BMW chose to buy the rival Sauber team instead for 2006 and end its deal with Williams. However, O2 was replaced by T-Systems,[5] and Cadence Design Systems[6] also became an official equipment supplier. One year later, the points tally rose to 101 points with the BMW Sauber F1.07. * Excludes factory team. [19], On 15 September 2009 it was announced that BMW Sauber had secured a buyer, Qadbak Investments Limited which said to represent European and Middle Eastern interests. Aerodynamické tvary vozu jim stejně jako všem ostatním týmům určovala pravidla. Having not won a single Grand Prix race, the team was sold to BMW in 2005. Patrese also secured BMW's first fastest lap at the French Grand Prix, whilst Piquet took the marque's maiden pole position at the Austrian race. Arrows and Benetton continued to use the original "upright" version of the M12/13 engine. The team scored a total of 36 points to finish fifth in the Constructors' Championship, an improvement on Sauber's eighth position with 20 points in 2005. Although BMW Sauber targeted the 2009 season as the year they would challenge for the title, their start to the season was a disappointment. Heidfeld led after the only safety car period, when he pitted he had around a 25-second lead over Kubica, who was down in around 10th at the time. Neerpasch had arranged the sale of Rosche's M12/13 engine to Talbot, but Rosche and Neerpasch's successor, Dieter Stappert, successfully protested to their board that such an undertaking deserved full works commitment, particularly as the fact that M12/13 was derived from a production road car engine meant that potential success could be extremely valuable to BMW from a marketing and sales point of view. 12. The BMW engine's competitiveness was shown by the fact that Piquet retired from the lead of the British, French and German Grands Prix, whilst Patrese likewise retired from the lead of the Austrian Grand Prix. Moreover, the team suffered the death of Elio de Angelis in a testing accident after four races; his replacement Derek Warwick and team returnee Patrese scored two points between them all season. The final year of BMW's association with Williams, 2005, saw the team's decline in competitiveness continue, dropping to fifth in the Constructors' Championship. BMW then entered three of its own 269 F2 chassis for the 1969 race, for the trio of Hahne, Gerhard Mitter and Dieter Quester, but Mitter was fatally injured in a practice accident and the remainder of the team withdrew from the race. One of those being Mercedes Benz particularly in Formula One. [5], Testing of the M12/13 got underway in late 1980 with a Brabham BT49 chassis converted to accept the engine. There are many well-known renowned owners within the racing franchise. Räikkönen, and Hamilton retired, with Rosberg only needing a new nose, Kubica emerged unscathed. [13], The new car showed promising form throughout winter testing, topping the times sheets on occasions. Das BMW Sauber F1 Team war ein deutscher Formel-1-Rennstall und das Werksteam des Automobilherstellers BMW. In the race Kubica was in second, 7 seconds behind Hamilton, when Sutil crashed, bringing out the safety car. En continuant à naviguer, vous nous autorisez à déposer des cookies à des fins de mesure d'audience. Both drivers also raced the BT49 at the Long Beach Grand Prix, and the team boycotted the San Marino Grand Prix as part of the ongoing FISA–FOCA war. BMW has been involved in Formula One in a number of capacities since the inauguration of the World Drivers' Championship in 1950. Kubica finished seventh, although he was later disqualified after his car was found to be underweight. The best result of the season came at the Canadian Grand Prix, with Kubica qualifying on the front row of the grid, in second behind Lewis Hamilton, with Heidfeld qualifying in 8th. Šasija: BMW Sauber karbonska vlakna. BMW F1.09; Race Car Category Formula One: Constructor BMW: Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque Suspension (front) Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers, actuated by pushrods Suspension (rear) Same as front Engine BMW P86/9 2.4 litres V8 Naturally aspirated, 18,000 RPM Limited with KERS Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm N/A lb-ft. of torque @ N/A rpm The project began shortly after and was worked on behind the scenes taking around two years to complete. (5 pont) 2018: Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team: Sauber C37 P After a ten-year absence from Formula One, BMW began evaluating a return to the sport in the late 1990s. De C29 werd op 31 januari 2010 onthuld op het Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.Door het ontbreken van sponsors kwam het team voor de dag met een voornamelijk witte wagen, met daarop uitsluitend de namen van de coureurs. By this time, the team's relationship with its engine supplier had deteriorated, with BMW believing that its engines were capable of winning championships but were being let down by the Williams chassis they were powering. [4] In 1979 and 1980, BMW provided a fleet of identical M1 cars for Formula One and other professional drivers to race in the BMW M1 Procar Championship, the rounds of which were held during Grand Prix race weekends, thus strengthening the marque's ties with the sport. The BT50 featured a longer wheelbase and a larger fuel cell than the BT49 to accommodate the requirements of the more powerful turbo engine, and was also one of the first Formula One cars to feature onboard telemetry as a means of monitoring the engine's fuel injection. For 2002, the reliability and consistency of the FW24 chassis was much improved, but Ferrari made a more significant step forward with its own F2002 chassis and dominated both championships. The team ran a radical "twin towers" aero enhancement on the front of the car for the French Grand Prix, which was meant improve the flow of air over the top of the chassis. Auton suunnitelussa huomioitiin uudet säännöt, joissa kielletään lisäsiivekkeet. Tap to unmute. [23] The FIA subsequently granted Sauber an entry on December 3. The early years of the post-war World Drivers' Championship saw private BMW racing cars, based on the pre-war BMW 328 chassis, entered in the 1952 and 1953 German Grands Prix. At the front of the field, Piquet was unable to defend his title, which was dominated by the two McLaren drivers, Niki Lauda and Prost. [22] On November 27, 2009 it was announced that Peter Sauber would repurchase the team conditional upon the team receiving a FIA entry for the 2010 season. The team / constructor section provides the all time F1 points for the selected point scoring system. BMW Sauber F1 team: Drivers, Wiki, Cars, Stats & facts profile. Villeneuve scored the team's first points with a seventh-place finish at the Malaysian Grand Prix, after Heidfeld retired from fifth with an engine failure late in the race. Auton on suunnitellut Willy Rampf.Auto julkistettiin 20. tammikuuta 2009. BMW Sauber je německá automobilová stáj formule 1 firmy BMW, která se zúčastnila závodů Mistrovství světa formule 1.Tato stáj vznikla odkoupením dosavadního týmu Sauber na konci roku 2005, německým výrobcem automobilů BMW.V polovině sezóny 2009 oznámila automobilka BMW odchod z Formule 1. [8] The team's new livery, which was maintained throughout its tenure in Formula One, consisted of the traditional BMW blue and white with a hint of red. The FW23 chassis also lacked the ultimate downforce to compete with the Ferrari and McLaren drivers at every circuit, although it was the class of the field at "power circuits" such as Hockenheim and Monza. ; Prednji ovjes: Pushrod sustava. [7] This made the airflow cleaner and smoother over the car to the rear wing,[8] increasing downforce. Stražnji ovjes: Pushrod sustava. BMW Sauber 7-speed "Quick Shift Gearbox (QSG)". This engine was the result of a deal between BMW and Brabham, which resulted in the team's chassis being powered by BMW engines from 1982 until 1987, a period in which Nelson Piquet won the 19… The F1.08 lost its performance somewhat relative to Ferrari and McLaren over the remainder of 2008 as they started to focus on the 2009 season. Before this result, the team had suffered the embarrassment of a double disqualification from the Canadian Grand Prix due to brake duct irregularities, and then Schumacher sustaining spinal injuries as a result of a high-speed crash at the United States Grand Prix, which caused him to miss six races until he recovered. Kubica then built up a large lead, pitted and came out ahead of Heidfeld, and this was the way it would stay for the rest of the race, with Kubica finishing in first, 16 seconds ahead of his BMW Sauber teammate who was around 8 seconds ahead of Red Bull driver David Coulthard.