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.
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  1. Thursday 19 April 2012

  2. 13:00

    Sakhir Memories: Heidfeld overtakes Alonso in 2007

    F1
  3. Friday 18 November 2011

  4. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Vettel's first F1 test, 2005

    F1
  5. Monday 20 June 2011

  6. 11:47

    Valencia Memories: On-board lap with Kubica, 2009

    F1
  7. Tuesday 7 June 2011

  8. 09:40

    Montreal Memories: Kubica's huge accident, 2007

    F1
  9. Wednesday 24 November 2010

  10. 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
  11. Saturday 5 December 2009

  12. Baguette enjoys BMW test at Jerez 09:00

    Baguette enjoys BMW test at Jerez

    Betrand Baguette enjoyed his Formula 1 debut this week with the Renault F1 team at Jerez. On the third and final day of testing in the South of Spain the…

    F1
  13. Thursday 3 December 2009

  14. Sauber allowed to enter F1 in 2010 18:06

    Sauber allowed to enter F1 in 2010

    The BMW Sauber Formula 1 team will remain in Formula 1 the FIA confirmed on Thursday evening. The team, when owned by BMW, did not enter the 2010 Formula 1…

    F1
  15. Gutierrez enjoys 'very positive day' at Jerez 10:20

    Gutierrez enjoys 'very positive day' at Jerez

    On Wednesday Esteban Gutierrez enjoyed his first official day of testing in Formula 1. The Mexican driver joined the BMW Sauber F1 team for a full day of…

    F1
  16. Monday 30 November 2009

  17. Sauber expecting 2010 team confirmation 12:51

    Sauber expecting 2010 team confirmation

    Peter Sauber is highly optimistic that, in the near future, his team will be granted a place on next year's starting grid. After buying back all shares of the…

    F1
  18. '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
  19. Friday 27 November 2009

  20. Sauber buys team back from BMW 11:52

    Sauber buys team back from BMW

    BMW has revealed that it sold its Formula 1 team back to former owner Peter Sauber on Thursday. As a deal with Swiss investments firm Qadbak was apparently not…

    F1
  21. Wednesday 25 November 2009

  22. BMW testers excited about Jerez 13:31

    BMW testers excited about Jerez

    Alexander Rossi and Esteban Gutiérrez continue to look forward to their first taste of Formula 1 as the Jerez young driver test session looms. As both men…

    F1
  23. Monday 23 November 2009

  24. 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
  25. Friday 13 November 2009

  26. Heidfeld staying positive for 2010 13:59

    Heidfeld staying positive for 2010

    Nick Heidfeld is confident over his chances of being on the grid next season following a truly disappointing season in 2009. The German, having entered Formula…

    F1
  27. Tuesday 10 November 2009

  28. Jerez December test: The line-up 13:32

    Jerez December test: The line-up

    From Tuesday 1 until Wednesday 3 of December, the FIA will be running a test session in Jerez for inexperienced drivers in Formula One cars; with several men…

    F1
  29. Sunday 1 November 2009

  30. BMW grabs sixth spot from Williams 17:19

    BMW grabs sixth spot from Williams

    Nick Heidfeld finished a well-deserved fifth in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as BMW completed its final race in Formula One. The collection of four World…

    F1
  31. Saturday 31 October 2009

  32. Top ten qualifying on last BMW weekend 16:25

    Top ten qualifying on last BMW weekend

    The BMW Sauber team is hoping to bow out of Formula One on a relative high after achieving a double top ten result in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on…

    F1
  33. Friday 30 October 2009

  34. Kubica disappointed after engine failure 17:42

    Kubica disappointed after engine failure

    Robert Kubica was left on the sidelines as his final race weekend with BMW started off in disappointing fashion in Abu Dhabi. The pole, who will be departing…

    F1
  35. Thursday 29 October 2009

  36. Heidfeld confident over F1 future 14:09

    Heidfeld confident over F1 future

    Nick Heidfeld will be racing his last race for the BMW Sauber Formula 1 team this weekend in Abu Dhabi. The German will see his team quit the sport after the…

    F1
  37. Sunday 25 October 2009

  38. Heidfeld looking forward to new track 11:47

    Heidfeld looking forward to new track

    Nick Heidfeld is looking forward to the final travelling of the season to Abu Dhabi, ahead of Yas Marina's inaugural race next weekend. The German will also be…

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  39. Final BMW weekend looms for Kubica 11:39

    Final BMW weekend looms for Kubica

    Robert Kubica will complete his last Formula One weekend for the BMW Sauber F1 team next week as the circus travels to Abu Dhabi for its inaugural race. The…

    F1
  40. Monday 19 October 2009

  41. Brave strategy pays off for Kubica 00:10

    Brave strategy pays off for Kubica

    Robert Kubica drove a strong race to pick up a much-deserved first podium finish of the season in Brazil. Having not finished in the top three since the…

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  42. Sunday 18 October 2009

  43. 'Not driving but swimming' - Heidfeld 00:59

    'Not driving but swimming' - Heidfeld

    Nick Heidfeld endured a tough qualifying result at Interlagos as his BMW ended the session last but one for the Brazilian Grand Prix. With only the Ferrari of…

    F1
  44. Saturday 17 October 2009

  45. Difficult start to weekend for BMW 00:48

    Difficult start to weekend for BMW

    With a generally miserable season for the BMW team set to come to an end in just over a fortnight's time, problems continued at Interlagos on Friday as Robert…

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  46. Friday 16 October 2009

  47. Kubica Renault team-mate still undecided 11:33

    Kubica Renault team-mate still undecided

    The Renault team is still yet to make a decision on who will become Robert Kubica's team-mate in 2010. The team's current driver, Romain Grosjean, is one of…

    F1
  48. Thursday 15 October 2009

  49. Klien in talks with 3 teams 17:04

    Klien in talks with 3 teams

    Christian Klien has confirmed that he has been in talks with three teams with regards to gaining a full-time race drive ahead of next season. The BMW reserve…

    F1
  50. Sunday 11 October 2009

  51. Heidfeld: Interlagos surface a key element 17:00

    Heidfeld: Interlagos surface a key element

    Nick Heidfeld is looking forward to his first laps in Brazil next weekend following a resurfacing of the Interlagos track in 2007. The German explains that grip…

    F1
  52. Saturday 10 October 2009

  53. 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
  54. Friday 9 October 2009

  55. Kubica prepares for penultimate BMW race 15:24

    Kubica prepares for penultimate BMW race

    Robert Kubica knows that the Brazilian Grand Prix will be his last but one for the BMW Sauber team before moving on to Renault in 2010. The Pole, whose best…

    F1
  56. Wednesday 7 October 2009

  57. 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
  58. Official: Kubica to join Renault in 2010 15:03

    Official: Kubica to join Renault in 2010

    The Renault team has confirmed that Robert Kubica will make the switch to the Enstone outfit as of next season. The move will mark the first time the Pole has…

    F1
  59. Tuesday 6 October 2009

  60. Haug fuming over Campos decision 11:59

    Haug fuming over Campos decision

    Campos has followed in the footsteps of Williams by failing to accept the request for a fourteenth team to join the grid next season. Spain's Campos, set to…

    F1
  61. 'Kubica-Renault deal expected on Wednesday' 10:27

    'Kubica-Renault deal expected on Wednesday'

    The French media is reporting on Tuesday that Robert Kubica will be making the switch to the Renault team for 2010. The Pole, who tested for the Enstone outfit…

    F1
  62. Monday 5 October 2009

  63. Williams' reasons for 14 teams disagreement 16:47

    Williams' reasons for 14 teams disagreement

    With word having circulated the Singapore Grand Prix paddock over the matter, Sir Frank Williams has spoken out over the FIA's request to enter a fourteenth…

    F1
  64. Sunday 4 October 2009

  65. Heidfeld 'very disappointed' with sixth 11:56

    Heidfeld 'very disappointed' with sixth

    Nick Hedifeld drove his BMW Sauber to sixth place in the Japanese Grand Prix, collecting points and out-pacing his highly rated team-mate Robert…

    F1
  66. Saturday 3 October 2009

  67. Top ten for Heidfeld, Kubica's qualifying ruined by red flags 11:36

    Top ten for Heidfeld, Kubica's qualifying ruined by red flags

    BMW Sauber's qualifying was a story of what could have been. With red flags ruining the flying laps of Robert Kubica on three occasions, the team just didn't…

    F1
  68. Sunday 27 September 2009

  69. Sutil fined for Heidfeld shunt 19:35

    Sutil fined for Heidfeld shunt

    Force India's Adrian Sutil has received a fine and official reprimand from FIA-appointed race stewards for his part in the collision which took both he and Nick…

    F1
  70. Heidfeld: Sutil is brainless 18:41

    Heidfeld: Sutil is brainless

    Nick Heidfeld's race was cut short after Adrian Sutil caused an avoidable accident in the Singapore Grand Prix. The BMW driver reacted by dubbing his fellow…

    F1
  71. Underweight Heidfeld to start from pits 14:53

    Underweight Heidfeld to start from pits

    An unfortunate Nick Heidfeld will start his BMW from the pit lane and therefore the back of the field in Singapore on Sunday evening after his car was found to…

    F1
  72. Saturday 26 September 2009

  73. Kubica predicting tough Grand Prix 19:51

    Kubica predicting tough Grand Prix

    Robert Kubica was pleased to see both BMW cars achieve top ten positions in qualifying on Saturday but knows that Sunday's race will not be an easy one as the…

    F1
  74. Friday 25 September 2009

  75. Heidfeld happy with Friday results 20:10

    Heidfeld happy with Friday results

    BMW's Nick Heidfeld enjoyed the weekend's first night of running in Singapore on Friday as Formula One visits the country for the second time. With an improved…

    F1
  76. Thursday 24 September 2009

  77. 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
  78. Klien testing new BMW aero package at Vairano 10:30

    Klien testing new BMW aero package at Vairano

    Christian Klien has completed a day of straight-line testing at the wheel of a BMW Sauber F1.09. The team's test and reserve driver gathered data on the new…

    F1
  79. Friday 18 September 2009

  80. 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
  81. Tuesday 15 September 2009

  82. Qadbak Sauber expecting to stay in F1 16:36

    Qadbak Sauber expecting to stay in F1

    The Sauber team and new owner Qadbak both hope and expect to remain as part of the Formula One line-up for 2010. The team was pipped to the post on Tuesday as…

    F1
  83. BMW Sauber sold to Swiss company 14:03

    BMW Sauber sold to Swiss company

    The BMW Sauber team has confirmed that a buyer has been found in the Swiss Qadbak Investments company. The firm hopes to find a place on the 2010 Formula One…

    F1
  84. FIA calls for 14 teams in 2010 11:46

    FIA calls for 14 teams in 2010

    Formula One governing body the FIA is writing to teams in order to be granted permission to run a fourteenth team and therefore twenty-eight cars on the grid…

    F1
  85. Sunday 13 September 2009

  86. 'I was braking on the grass' - Kubica 18:52

    'I was braking on the grass' - Kubica

    Robert Kubica experienced a dramatic albeit short Italian Grand Prix as the Polish driver found himself involved in two incidents before retiring on Lap 16.…

    F1
  87. Saturday 12 September 2009

  88. 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
  89. Friday 11 September 2009

  90. New kerbs change circuit, says Heidfeld 19:00

    New kerbs change circuit, says Heidfeld

    Nick Heidfeld has explained that the addition of new combination kerbs at Monza forces drivers to adapt their styles accordingly. The BMW team ran a smaller and…

    F1
  91. 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
  92. Kubica: Ferrari called me 10:33

    Kubica: Ferrari called me

    Robert Kubica remains calm over his job prospects for 2010 but did admit on Thursday that Ferrari have been in touch with regards to driving their second car…

    F1
  93. Saturday 5 September 2009

  94. 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
  95. Friday 4 September 2009

  96. BMW to use extra small rear wing in Italy 17:22

    BMW to use extra small rear wing in Italy

    BMW Sauber will be making use of a smaller rear wing in order to cut drag and lessen downforce levels on the rapid Monza circuit next weekend. Although the…

    F1
  97. Thursday 3 September 2009

  98. Klien doubting Kubica-Ferrari 2009 move 10:56

    Klien doubting Kubica-Ferrari 2009 move

    As the silly season reaches its peak for 2009, BMW Sauber test driver Christian Klien does not expect to see team-mate Robert Kubica move to Ferrari before the…

    F1
  99. Sunday 30 August 2009

  100. Points haul lifts BMW above Renault 19:12

    Points haul lifts BMW above Renault

    A return to form and strong Belgian Grand Prix sees BMW-Sauber pick up a total of nine points, only one less than race winners Ferrari, and move into seventh in…

    F1
  101. Saturday 29 August 2009

  102. 'Qualifying result a morale booster' - Heidfeld 17:23

    'Qualifying result a morale booster' - Heidfeld

    'Quick' Nick Heidfeld was delighted for BMW-Sauber after achieving third on the grid for the Hilwil team in qualifying at Spa on Saturday. As the outfit…

    F1
  103. Heidfeld fastest in final free practice 13:05

    Heidfeld fastest in final free practice

    BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld completed this morning's fastest lap at Spa-Francorchamps. The German completed seventeen laps to finish ahead of Jarno…

    F1
  104. Friday 28 August 2009

  105. Kubica resting after busy Friday 17:49

    Kubica resting after busy Friday

    Robert Kubica was able to move his BMW up to eighth place in Belgium's second free practice session on Friday afternoon. After rain lost the teams approximately…

    F1
  106. Tuesday 25 August 2009

  107. BMW excited about 'sensational' Spa 04:00

    BMW excited about 'sensational' Spa

    BMW-Sauber drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld are looking forward to this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix as Formula One heads towards the Ardennes for its…

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