Autosport is reporting BMW has called press conference for tomorrow morning concerning ‘current developments in motor sport. ‘ This has lead to speculation that BMW will end their involvement in F1 at the end of the season. Here ‘s an excerpt from Autosport:
>The press conference will be hosted by Dr. Norbert Reithofer, the chairman of the BMW board, Dr. Klaus Draeger, the director for development, and Mario Theissen, BMW motorsport director. The presence of such senior management figures suggests that the announcement will be very significant.
>Officials at BMW refused to comment about what the press conference was about, but they did confirm that it was ‘important ‘ news.
>BMW had hoped to fight for the world championship this year, but instead the F1.09 has fallen short of expectations. Its struggles, allied to the abandonment of its KERS, that BMW had pushed hard for in F1, are likely to have played a part in any decision about the future of the team.