Entering their third season as BMW Sauber, the team have evolved massively from their origins. While Sauber were a respectable team creating innovative cars with relatively small budgets, it taken the huge resources of BMW motorsport to evolve the team to where it stands today.
The 2007 season was the team's strongest to date. It was without argument the third best team on the grid, and captured second in the constructors' championship after McLaren's penalty.
Last year, BMW Sauber were clear of the midfield, but lacked pace compared to the leading two teams. That said, occasionally they were able to break into the top four positions in either qualifying or the race, through both reliability and pace.