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One of the top F1 formula teams, BMW Sauber team came into being after the merger of the BMW and Sauber Formula 1.

BMW Sauber F1

BMW Sauber F1 is among the top F1 teams with bases in Hinwil, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. The team came into being in 2005 as the result of the merger of the Sauber Formula One and BMW.

Team Facts
Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica are race drivers of the team. Christian Klien and Marko Asmer are test drivers. Chasis being used is BMW Sauber F1.08 and the engine is BMW P86/8.

Making of the Team
The team was recently formed in 2005 after the existing Sauber Formula One team was taken over by German car manufacturer BMW. Sauber, the team's predecessor started participation in the Formula One in the 1993 with engines supplied by Mercedes. The Sauber team switched to Ferrari engines, badged as Petronas, from 1997 to 2005.

BMW Sauber in Formula One
At its first season in 2006, the team scored two podium finishes and came fifth. At the end of the 2006 season, BMW Sauber team was in the 6th position among the Formula One teams with 36 points. In 2007, it attained the second place. Robert Kubica, its driver from Poland, scored the team its first Grand Prix victory at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix. Sauber enjoyed their most successful season in 2001, where they finished fourth in the Constructors' Championship. However, Sauber never achieved a race win, pole position or fastest lap during its existence in Grand Prix racing.