BMW to announce drivers at end of season
17 September 2008 – 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 the centre of speculation about Fernando Alonso's future since it became clear that he would not be going to Ferrari next season.
"At the end of the season we will announce our driver pairing for the coming year," Theissen said. "There has been a lot of speculation regarding this issue in recent weeks, and at Monza new rumours were circulating in the paddock. Nonetheless, we won't take part in these speculations but will simply take our time in making our decision."
BMW is rumoured to have already signed Robert Kubica up for 2009, and has made no secret of the fact it would welcome Fernando Alonso to the squad.