The History Of BMW in Formula One: 1982 — 2009

BMW has been active in Formula One since 1982, when they supplied an absolutely bollocks engine to Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team. Now that they're calling it quits, let's take a look back at their 27 years in the sport. » 7/30/09 12:00pm 7/30/09 12:00pm

Eight Teams Break Away From F1, Form New Championship

Formula One Teams Association (FOTA), representing eight of F1's major teams, frustrated by deadlocked talks with F1 boss Max "tea-bag" Mosley (pictured), carried out their threat to break away from Formula One and create their own championship series in 2010. » 6/18/09 11:00pm 6/18/09 11:00pm

BMW Sauber F1.09: BMW's 2009 Formula One Missile

BMW is ready to tackle the 2009 Formula One season with a new, KERS-equipped BMW Sauber F1 racer. Full details and the stunning gallery below. » 1/20/09 3:00pm 1/20/09 3:00pm

KERS Electric Shock Explained; Watch Your Pencil Protectors

According to BMW Sauber, the reason behind the KERS electric-shock incident, seen above, which occurred during testing at the Jerez Speedway, was magic. Or at least, that's what the formal explanation looks like if you don't have a solid knowledge of electrical engineering. We're pretty good at chasing sparks and… » 8/21/08 3:40pm 8/21/08 3:40pm

BMW, Williams, Honda Think KERS Will Be Ready To Go, Veto Delay Request…

In the ongoing saga of the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) introduction to F1, some teams are beginning to wonder openly if the devices will be ready for competition in the 2009 Formula One season. Well-publicized events like the BMW mechanic being shocked, a battery fire at Renault and testing issues have… » 8/05/08 1:40pm 8/05/08 1:40pm

Here's What Being Electrocuted By A Formula One Race Car KER System…

Remember when that mechanic for BMW Sauber's F1 team got electrocuted after he touched their KERS-equipped (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) Formula One car? Now we've got video. True, it wasn't enough to kill the poor guy, but still a pretty rough day if you're that mechanic, right? No, there weren't any giant… » 7/30/08 9:20am 7/30/08 9:20am

F1 Hybrid System Zaps BMW Mechanic

BMW Sauber Racing was out testing their kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), a hybrid setup mandated for the 2009 Formula One season, when a mechanic pushing the car got zapped. Thankfully, the guy wasn't seriously injured, but it seems all of the new-fangled gizmo-gadgetry associated with KERS has been acting up a… » 7/22/08 1:00pm 7/22/08 1:00pm

BMW Motorrad Does Cross Promotion, Military Discounts

You can tell it's getting into riding season now as BMW Motorrad is picking up steam in its promo activities. They're dropping BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Nick Heidfeld onto a spankin' new BMW HP2 Megamoto for some cross corporate shilling. We've been enjoying the twin delights of two-wheeled transport and 50+ MPG fuel… » 5/13/08 9:20am 5/13/08 9:20am