BMW boss hoping to revive campaign
18 August 2008 – 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 into its championship after a few difficult races.
"The short summer break after the race in Budapest has benefited everyone," Theissen said. "Now we are embarking on the remaining three European races and four overseas GPs with renewed vigour. Our aim is to continue on from the good results of the first half of the season. We still have a few arrows in our quiver and we aim to land one or other hit."
"The European Grand Prix around the port area of Valencia is new to the programme this year," he added. "We are very much looking forward to the race and the city, particularly as BMW has some close associations with Valencia. The Formula BMW Racing Center there serves as the training site for our up-and-coming young talent in the Formula BMW series around the world. Valencia is by tradition the venue for rolling out our new F1 car, and beyond that city races always make for a unique atmosphere. We await the new circuit with keen anticipation."