Theissen to step down as BMW Motorsport Director

Theissen to step down as BMW Motorsport Director

It has been confirmed by BMW Motorsport that, after spending more than a decade in the post of Director, Mario Theissen will be replaced by Jens Marquardt - Toyota Formula 1 Team Principal of last season - from July 2011 onwards. The former has overseen numerous programmes for the Bavarian company during his reign which include its return to F1 as an engine manufacturer and debut as an entrant. Read more…

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  1. Wednesday 24 November 2010

  2. Theissen to step down as BMW Motorsport Director 14:33

    Theissen to step down as BMW Motorsport Director

    It has been confirmed by BMW Motorsport that, after spending more than a decade in the post of Director, Mario Theissen will be replaced by Jens Marquardt…

    F1
  3. Friday 15 October 2010

  4. BMW confirms DTM return 13:05

    BMW confirms DTM return

    BMW will definitely return to the DTM, it has been confirmed today. The decision follows the announcement back in April when the manufacturer said it was its…

    DTM
  5. Monday 30 November 2009

  6. 'Theissen quits Sauber role' 11:44

    'Theissen quits Sauber role'

    Monday reports state that Mario Theissen, former Team Principal of the BMW Sauber team, has now left Formula 1 and will not remain with the Hinwil outfit…

    F1
  7. Monday 23 November 2009

  8. Theissen waiting on entry decision 15:25

    Theissen waiting on entry decision

    The BMW Sauber team is still not assured of a place on the 2010 grid, according to their Motorsport Director Mario Theissen. The Hinwil-based squad were…

    F1
  9. Saturday 10 October 2009

  10. More damage limitation for BMW 10:00

    More damage limitation for BMW

    Mario Theissen has admitted that the final two Grands Prix of 2009 will be all about making the best of a bad situation as BMW prepares to bow out of Formula…

    F1
  11. Wednesday 7 October 2009

  12. BMW thanks departing Kubica 15:58

    BMW thanks departing Kubica

    The outgoing Robert Kubica has been thanked by BMW Sauber Team Principal Mario Theissen after Wednesday's news that the Pole would be moving on to Renault in…

    F1
  13. Thursday 24 September 2009

  14. Sauber team lands Ferrari 2010 engines 17:03

    Sauber team lands Ferrari 2010 engines

    BMW Sauber Team Principal Mario Theissen has revealed that the team will be running Ferrari engines should it be granted an entry to the grid next year. The…

    F1
  15. Friday 18 September 2009

  16. BMW drivers on final engines 12:20

    BMW drivers on final engines

    BMW pilots Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica will be running their eighth and final allocated engines in Singapore next weekend following a disastrous failing in…

    F1
  17. Saturday 12 September 2009

  18. Double trouble for BMW 19:19

    Double trouble for BMW

    BMW-Sauber witnessed a difficult and embarrassing early end to its qualifying session at Monza as the cars Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica suffered from…

    F1
  19. Friday 11 September 2009

  20. Theissen optimistic over team's future 12:25

    Theissen optimistic over team's future

    BMW Sauber Team Principal Mario Theissen still believes that the team will find a buyer to be able to continue racing in Formula One next season. The Hinwil…

    F1
  21. Saturday 5 September 2009

  22. Indian company puts in BMW offer 19:19

    Indian company puts in BMW offer

    An Indian consortium has placed an offer to buy the BMW Sauber team. The German manufacturer will be leaving Formula One at the end of 2009 after four full…

    F1
  23. Saturday 15 August 2009

  24. Theissen hoping for more before BMW exit 08:00

    Theissen hoping for more before BMW exit

    The BMW-Sauber team hopes to make up for recent disappointing news by upping its game and claiming more points finishes before the end of the season. The German…

    F1
  25. Thursday 6 August 2009

  26. BMW Sauber still searching for buyer 13:18

    BMW Sauber still searching for buyer

    BMW Sauber is currently searching for a buyer to ensure the future of the team in Formula One. The Hinwil based outfit has been unable to sign the new Concorde…

    F1
  27. Friday 31 July 2009

  28. BMW to test rookies in December 16:37

    BMW to test rookies in December

    The BMW-Sauber team will be running America's Alexander Rossi and Mexico's Esteban Gutiérrez in test sessions this December. Although the manufacturer…

    F1
  29. Thursday 16 July 2009

  30. Theissen: 2009 development must continue 11:00

    Theissen: 2009 development must continue

    Mario Theissen has stressed that the BMW team must not cease development of its F1.09 car in order to concentrate its full efforts on next year. Currently…

    F1
  31. Friday 10 July 2009

  32. Theissen: Prepare for all possibilities 13:54

    Theissen: Prepare for all possibilities

    BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen has reminded both Formula One governing body the FIA and commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone that FOTA (Formula…

    F1
  33. Sunday 5 July 2009

  34. Updated double diffuser for BMW 06:00

    Updated double diffuser for BMW

    Mario Theissen firmly believes that BMW will return to its winning ways but acknowledges that the Swiss-German team will need time to do so. After setting an…

    F1
  35. Tuesday 30 June 2009

  36. Theissen looking for greater aero cuts 11:32

    Theissen looking for greater aero cuts

    BMW's Mario Theissen is hoping that Formula One teams can agree to cut back on spending in the aerodynamics department. With no budget cap featuring in 2010…

    F1
  37. Sunday 21 June 2009

  38. BMW scraps KERS 00:21

    BMW scraps KERS

    BMW Sauber has announced that it has ended development of its Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) permanently and with immediate effect. The Germany…

    F1
  39. Saturday 20 June 2009

  40. FOTA forced to pull out, says Theissen 00:36

    FOTA forced to pull out, says Theissen

    Mario Theissen has explained that the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) was given no option but to pull out of the sport at the end of this season. Dr.…

    F1
  41. Tuesday 9 June 2009

  42. We won't give up, vows Theissen 14:15

    We won't give up, vows Theissen

    Mario Theissen has stressed that the BMW team will not be ceasing work on its current car after a tough start to the season. The German manufacturer, which has…

    F1
  43. Tuesday 26 May 2009

  44. BMW to debut multi-level diffuser in Turkey 13:36

    BMW to debut multi-level diffuser in Turkey

    The BMW Sauber team faced another difficult weekend in Monaco; after three days of action through the streets of the principality the Hilwil-based outfit was…

    F1
  45. Monday 25 May 2009

  46. Our car was not competitive, says Theissen 09:30

    Our car was not competitive, says Theissen

    The BMW Sauber team continued with its struggles in Monte-Carlo at the weekend. After a succesful season in 2008 and gradual progress since 2006, the white…

    F1
  47. Sunday 24 May 2009

  48. BMW could reconsider F1 future 11:34

    BMW could reconsider F1 future

    According to BMW Sauber F1 boss Mario Theissen the future of the team in Formula 1 depends on the outcome of current talks between the FOTA and FIA. The team…

    F1
  49. Monday 18 May 2009

  50. Theissen: We have to keep our heads cool 06:00

    Theissen: We have to keep our heads cool

    The BMW Sauber Formula 1 team made a disappointing start of the season and BMW Motorsport director Mario Theissen realises there is a lot of work to do to close…

    F1
  51. Saturday 9 May 2009

  52. BMW mistake hampers Kubica 19:59

    BMW mistake hampers Kubica

    Robert Kubica was disappointed that a team slip-up deprived him of the chance to achieve higher than tenth place on the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix. The…

    F1
  53. Sunday 3 May 2009

  54. Theissen hoping to be competitive in Europe 11:11

    Theissen hoping to be competitive in Europe

    The BMW Sauber team has had a disappointing start to the season, with just one podium result for Nick Heidfeld and sixth in the constructors' championship…

    F1
  55. Tuesday 28 April 2009

  56. Large Barcelona upgrade for BMW 10:35

    Large Barcelona upgrade for BMW

    The BMW team is eager to debut an upgrade to its package for the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend. The Swiss-German team, which began development on its F1.09 in…

    F1
  57. Saturday 25 April 2009

  58. Teams needing more time to assess budget cap 04:30

    Teams needing more time to assess budget cap

    Formula One teams are likely to be calling for more time to assess the situation regarding an optional budget cap in Formula One as of next season, after the…

    F1
  59. Thursday 16 April 2009

  60. 'Overtaking harder with new diffusers' - Theissen 06:00

    'Overtaking harder with new diffusers' - Theissen

    The possibilities of passing during Grands Prix will be increased in difficulty once the majority of teams are running with double diffusers, claims BMW team…

    F1
  61. Monday 6 April 2009

  62. BMW developing Brawn-like diffuser 18:09

    BMW developing Brawn-like diffuser

    Mario Theissen has expressed his satisfaction with the performance shown by the BMW team in last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix. Althuogh Robert Kubica retired…

    F1
  63. Saturday 4 April 2009

  64. Malaysian diffuser protest rejected 18:06

    Malaysian diffuser protest rejected

    Race stewards have unsurprising denied a new protest lodged by the BMW Sauber team in Malaysia; the German team put the protest forward against the diffusers of…

    F1
  65. BMW to attend diffuser hearing 11:26

    BMW to attend diffuser hearing

    The BMW Sauber team has announced that it is to join three others in travelling to Paris on Tuesday 14 April, in order to appeal against the FIA's decision to…

    F1
  66. Monday 30 March 2009

  67. Vettel clash cost Kubica win, says Theissen 11:45

    Vettel clash cost Kubica win, says Theissen

    Dr. Mario Thiessen believes that Robert Kubica could have gone on to win Sunday's Australian Grand Prix, had the Polish driver not been involved in a late race…

    F1
  68. Thursday 26 March 2009

  69. BMW to run KERS with Heidfeld 05:00

    BMW to run KERS with Heidfeld

    Nick Heidfeld will be racing with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, although BMW team-mate Robert Kubica…

    F1
  70. Tuesday 17 March 2009

  71. BMW join up with Gauteng 13:29

    BMW join up with Gauteng

    The BMW team has joined forces with another new sponsor ahead of the 2009 season; the white cars will be promoting the province of Gauteng in South Africa as…

    F1
  72. Increase the weight of cars, says Theissen 04:30

    Increase the weight of cars, says Theissen

    BMW Motorsport Director, Dr. Mario Theissen, believes the minimum weight of Formula 1 cars should be increased within the next few years so as to improve the…

    F1
  73. Monday 16 March 2009

  74. Theissen: "Things are looking good" 12:23

    Theissen: "Things are looking good"

    BMW's Mario Theissen believes the team is in good shape following the completion of their pre-season testing programme for 2009. The season gets underway in…

    F1
  75. Wednesday 4 March 2009

  76. BMW signs new sponsorship deal 13:55

    BMW signs new sponsorship deal

    The BMW Sauber team has signed up a new sponsor for the upcoming season; the world leading forex broker FxPro will be part of the team's livery with its…

    F1
  77. Sunday 7 December 2008

  78. BMW boss predicts 2009 surprises 11:49

    BMW boss predicts 2009 surprises

    Despite being the first team to run a full 2009 aero configuration on its cars, BMW team boss Mario Theissen is refusing to make any predictions about who will…

    F1
  79. Tuesday 2 December 2008

  80. BMW tempering 2009 title talk 04:00

    BMW tempering 2009 title talk

    After moving its focus to 2009 having taken its maiden victory in the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, the BMW Sauber F1 team is now facing up to a season in which it…

    F1
  81. Thursday 6 November 2008

  82. BMW sees championship challenge in 2009 06:00

    BMW sees championship challenge in 2009

    With major rule changes due for the 2009 F1 season, and a competitive year for the BMW Sauber F1 team in which it won its first Grand Prix, team boss Mario…

    F1
  83. Friday 24 October 2008

  84. BMW has learned lessons for 2009 15:56

    BMW has learned lessons for 2009

    BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen says his team has learned many important lessons this season that it will heed for the 2009 championship. The team has…

    F1
  85. Wednesday 22 October 2008

  86. 2009 BMW is on schedule 12:14

    2009 BMW is on schedule

    With the official end coming to BMW's chances of pulling off a shock victory in either championship following the Chinese Grand Prix, team boss Mario Theissen…

    F1
  87. Tuesday 21 October 2008

  88. BMW boss proud of season 06:00

    BMW boss proud of season

    BMW team boss Mario Theissen says he is proud of what his team has achieved this season after it officially dropped out of contention for the drivers and…

    F1
  89. Wednesday 17 September 2008

  90. BMW to announce drivers at end of season 06:00

    BMW to announce drivers at end of season

    The BMW Sauber F1 team will not announce its 2009 driver line-up until the end of the current season, team boss Mario Theissen has confirmed.  BMW has been…

    F1
  91. Tuesday 16 September 2008

  92. Theissen: Vettel was too inexperienced to race at BMW 11:31

    Theissen: Vettel was too inexperienced to race at BMW

    BMW Sauber F1 team boss Mario Theissen does not regret to have let Sebastian Vettel go at the end of last season to join Scuderia Toro Rosso. Vettel enjoyed his…

    F1
  93. Saturday 30 August 2008

  94. BMW boss wants both cars in the points 07:00

    BMW boss wants both cars in the points

    BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen has his sights set firmly on getting both his cars to finish in the points at next weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, on the…

    F1
  95. Monday 18 August 2008

  96. BMW boss hoping to revive campaign 07:00

    BMW boss hoping to revive campaign

    BMW team boss Mario Theissen is hopeful heading to this weekend's European Grand Prix at the new Valencia street circuit that his team can put the spark back…

    F1
  97. Thursday 7 August 2008

  98. Theissen: Performance in Hungary was unexpected 11:28

    Theissen: Performance in Hungary was unexpected

    BMW Sauber F1 drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld scored just one single point at Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The team is still in third place for the…

    F1
  99. Sunday 27 July 2008

  100. BMW boss wants Hungary podium 05:00

    BMW boss wants Hungary podium

    BMW team principal Mario Theissen is determined that his team finish on the podium in this week's Hungarian Grand Prix. The team has finished on the podium at…

    F1
  101. Monday 16 June 2008

  102. BMW in no rush to sign next year's drivers 14:30

    BMW in no rush to sign next year's drivers

    The BMW Sauber F1 team has not made any decisions yet on the team's driver line-up for next season. Team boss Mario Theissen has said the team is in no rush to…

    F1
  103. BMW boss expects strong weekend in France 05:00

    BMW boss expects strong weekend in France

    After celebrating its maiden Formula One victory in the buzzing city of Montreal, the BMW Sauber F1 Team has been preparing for this weekend's French Grand Prix…

    F1
  104. Wednesday 11 June 2008

  105. BMW boss remains realistic 06:00

    BMW boss remains realistic

    BMW boss Mario Theissen has rightly been enjoying the moment his team became F1 winners on Sunday in Canada, but is remaining realistic about what the latest…

    F1
  106. Sunday 8 June 2008

  107. BMW team didn't expect front row in Canada 09:00

    BMW team didn't expect front row in Canada

    Robert Kubica will start Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix from the front row. The BMW Sauber F1 driver surprised his team bosses with P2 in the qualifying session.…

    F1
  108. Wednesday 4 June 2008

  109. BMW respects Mosley vote 11:15

    BMW respects Mosley vote

    BMW has responded to Max Mosley's confidence vote win on Tuesday by issuing a statement from team boss Mario Theissen. BMW was one of the main F1 teams that…

    F1
  110. Monday 19 May 2008

  111. BMW boss confident of strong Monaco result 06:00

    BMW boss confident of strong Monaco result

    Heading into the most challenging Grand Prix weekend of the season so far, BMW boss Mario Theissen is confident his drivers can have another strong result and…

    F1
  112. Tuesday 13 May 2008

  113. BMW boss confident for Monaco 06:00

    BMW boss confident for Monaco

    BMW team boss Mario Theissen is happy that his team got the most possible out of the Turkish Grand Prix with fourth and fifth places keeping the team in second…

    F1
  114. Sunday 4 May 2008

  115. BMW boss aims to build on second place 07:00

    BMW boss aims to build on second place

    At Turkey next weekend, BMW's aim is to come off as well as possible in the three-way contest between the top teams. Ferrari had a clear edge in Barcelona…

    F1
  116. Friday 18 April 2008

  117. Theissen expecting great things 11:03

    Theissen expecting great things

    Before the start of Formula One's European leg in Spain, the BMW Sauber F1 Team is currently reappraising its good form in a series of test sessions in…

    F1
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