Not that long ago Fernando Alonso spoke about one team that have impressed him during the winter testing season – BMW Sauber.
“They are very fast with a lot of fuel. Sometimes you look at their times, and you see what they’ve done in stints of 25 or 30 laps. That is, with 60 or 70 kilos of fuel. They have surprised me the most in the last two or three tests.”
At the time when Alonso came out with this observation I haven’t heard anyone else, and that includes BMW Sauber people, to speak so highly about the BMW Sauber team.
Keke Rosberg (Nico Rosberg’s father and 1982 F1 World Champion) recently spoke with Sport Bild about BMW Sauber form ahead of 2008 season.
“We need to see what the true picture is. BMW have said very clearly that they want not just one but several wins. This is a very high goal. The jump into the class of the two top teams is enormous, complicated and expensive, and the question is whether BMW have made it.”
And here comes the interesting part:
“I know Alonso has spoken very highly of them, so either he wants a contract or, as a driver, he knows more than we do.”
Well, there is an escape clause in Alonso’s contract with Renault … Just kidding now , but let’s talk 8 months from now.