Bmw Sauber F1 Team - European Grand Prix preview
For the first time since 1994, this season features a single Formula One race held in Germany - and it’s entitled the "European Grand Prix" to boot. BMW and Nick Heidfeld are looking forward to their home race on the Nürburgring, and Robert Kubica is also confident of a good result for the BMW Sauber F1 Team in the Eifel on 22nd July.
While full concentration on the job is on the agenda in the actual pit lane, fans in the BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park will have an opportunity to put questions to Formula One experts and even try their hand at changing tyres and refuelling. They can also clock up some race laps in the Formula One simulator, get the low-down on F1, and see and handle various exhibits, including a Formula One engine.
Demonstration drives in the Formula One race car will take place several times a day, this time with Jörg Müller - the current FIA World Touring Car Championship leader - behind the wheel, as well as demo rides in Formula BMW cars. Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica and reserve driver Sebastian Vettel will also be visiting the high-tech theme park to give interviews and sign autographs.
As last year, the Pit Lane Park will be set up in zone A7 and will be open daily from Friday to Sunday. Admission is free even without an F1 entry ticket. The Pit Lane Park will be open from 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Friday, 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on Sunday. On Saturday night from 7.45 p.m. it will be party time in the Pit Lane Park. Media with F1 accreditation are welcome to the BMW M Power Night, the highlight of the BMW M cars meeting.
As part of the support programme for the European Grand Prix, Formula BMW Germany will be staging rounds seven and eight as the season’s highlight. Starting next season, Formula BMW Europe will be launched. Last year’s rookie champion Jens Klingmann (Leimen) currently dominates the championship with five wins in six races. Heading the rookie rankings is Marco Wittmann (Markt Erlbach).