BMW Sauber planning important update for Monza 26 Jun 2008
While several other teams are already concentrating their engineering efforts on their 2009 cars, BMW Sauber have revealed that they plan to introduce significant updates to their F1.08 at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza later this year.
The German-Swiss team, who won their first race in Montreal recently, are clearly keen to maximise their cars advantage over the coming months. But despite its relatively disappointing form at the last round in France, technical director Willy Rampf says there will be only minimal changes prior to Septembers Italian event.
We don't have any major modifications planned, but will continue to concentrate on optimising details, Rampf told the team's official website. "Of course, there will be new turning vanes, or new wings for the engine cover, but certainly no redesigned car. There will certainly be a big update, which will be visible, for Monza.
BMW Sauber are currently second in the constructors' standings on 74 points, 17 behind leaders Ferrari and 16 ahead of third-placed McLaren.