Even without BMW ‘s pull-out of F1, the name will still be on the grid next year. Peter Sauber (along with a few investors) bought back the team and the work that was ongoing at the time of BMW ‘s departure. So in many ways we ‘re seeing the BMW F1 2010 entry… just with a different name, a few new drivers and a lot less catered food around the paddock.

But why is the BMW name still in the team name? Due to reports the name will have to stay for the time being due to television contracts and the Concorde Agreement issues (BMW signed the agreement just before they left the sport). From the sounds it, the name may change at some point during the season but not before.