Grapevine: BMW Silent on Sauber Rumours

BMW motorsport chief Mario Theissen has refused to comment on speculation suggesting the German carmaker could be thinking of buying the Sauber team

Grapevine: BMW Silent on Sauber Rumours

"That is speculation and we generally don't comment on speculation," Theissen said. "We have the desire to be successful in Formula One.

"It doesn't matter too much in which role and that is why we have entered the partnership with Williams several years ago," he added.

BMW have had an exclusive arrangement with former champions Williams since 2000.

Asked whether there were any circumstances under which BMW might terminate early their contract with Williams, Theissen replied: "Not on the agenda".

Theissen revealed BMW expect to finalise by the end of June a deal to supply Sauber with engines.

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