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Swiss celebration for BMW Sauber 04 Dec 2006

BMW Motorsports Party, Flims Laax, Switzerland 2nd December 2006. (L to R) Dr Mario Theissen, Nick Heidfeld, Sebastian Vettel, Robert Kubica and Peter Sauber. © BMW AG

Around 500 guests joined BMW Sauber in Switzerland on Saturday, as the team marked the end of their 2006 season with a party. In honour of the team’s Swiss origins, it was held at the Flims Laax ski resort, located 150 kilometres south-east of Zurich.

BMW Sauber drivers Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel were joined for the day by a selection of BMW’s World Touring Car competitors, including newly-crowned 2006 champion Andy Priaulx and Alex Zanardi, who last month returned to the Formula One cockpit during a test session for the team.

After entertaining the Swiss crowds with a variety of sporting contests including cocoa-stirring races and ‘guess the cheese’ competitions, the drivers presented local specialities to the public, with veteran German racer Hans-Joachim Stuck acting as compere.