2009 Formula 1 – First look at BMW Sauber 2009 F1 car concept

2009 style front wing on BMW Sauber car

2009 style front wing on BMW Sauber car

(Updated, more pictures added including Honda 2009 wing)

The winter testing for 2009 Formula One season begins in Barcelona today. The are is some added excitement about the testing this winter as all the teams will have to come up with brand new cars for next season, very different from the 2008 Formula 1 machinery. So far all we have had were speculations, more speculations, and few photos of Williams wings. Today BMW Sauber put their new wings to test (and public display) – large, wide and low front wing, small, narrow and high rear wing. That “Credit Suisse” painted part of the front wing seems to the movable one. All the winglets, horns and mini fins are gone. They still however run the car with grooved tyres, but those will not be used in Formula 1 from 2009 season.

2009 F1 look - Large low positioned front wing, narrow but high rear wing

2009 F1 look - Large low positioned front wing, narrow but high rear wing

As the yellow triangular electric shock danger warning next to BMW logo suggests, BWM Sauber is conducting KERS test as well today. Electric shock warnings on F1 cars :-)

KERS in action - electric shock warning next to BMW logo

KERS in action - electric shock warning next to BMW logo

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Garage

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Garage

Honda 2009 Front Wing Test Barcelona

Honda 2009 Front Wing Test Barcelona

Bruno Senna Barcelona F1 Test Honda

Bruno Senna Barcelona F1 Test Honda

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test KERS High Voltage Warning

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test KERS High Voltage Warning

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Rear Wing View

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Rear Wing View

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Robert Kubica

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Robert Kubica

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Robert Kubica

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Robert Kubica

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Christian Klien

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Christian Klien

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Christian Klien

BMW Sauber 2009 Specs Car Barcelona Test Christian Klien

Lucas di Grassi, Barcelona F1 Test, Honda

Lucas di Grassi, Barcelona F1 Test, Honda

Senna name back in Formula One

Senna name back in Formula One

Check also photos Kotenok took at the track yesterday ! Follow this link to Kotenok’s F1Wolf Club photo page.

Photos: BMW Motorsports, Honda Racing F1

30 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sergio MNo Gravatar says:

    OMG!!! The dog has eaten the rear wing! :) The front wing is “lawnmower-style” Haha!

  2. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah!! I’m just back of watching arround some F1 :-D I’ve seen it in live, the car looks completely new shaped, but still Kubica sitting inside :-) It looks fast, comparing speeds with others the new BMW prototype is in good shape and during tests Kubica was catching a car or two per lap.

    Today I’ll post some pictures in the F1Wolf Club exclusively for F1Wolf!!! Enjoy!!

    Kotenoks last blog post..F1Wolf left a comment for Nursyahir

  3. [...] 2009 Formula 1 – First look at BMW Sauber 2009 F1 car concept – F1 WolfA first look at BMW's ideas for the 2009 season… and boy does it look weird. [...]

  4. OllieNo Gravatar says:

    It really is quite hideous. I’m going to be interested to see what Ferrari and McLaren come up with; they usually produce pretty cars, and although secondary to speed, there is some hope there. Although another usually pretty car, the Williams, looked pretty awful when photos were released over the weekend.

    Ollies last blog post..Barcelona Test Day One: BMW’s Day In Images

  5. blokeNo Gravatar says:

    ugly ugly ugly … hope that we will be compensated for these sore sights with some good racing …

  6. [...] looks like we may be for than just different cars next season. Few weeks ago Bernie Ecclestone floated an idea to scrap the championship points and give the top [...]

  7. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    “For me it’s the worst looking F1 car I’ve ever seen. It just doesn’t look like it fits, with big wings and everything. But we will get used to it and a lot of things will change.

    “It drives quite nice actually. The laptimes were quite good already, slick tyres compensate quite a lot with the downforce. Low speed corners give a lot of grip, high speed corners are now a bit more tricky. The main problem was the cold temperatures in the morning but in the afternoon it got much better.”

    Christian Klien, BMW Sauber test driver :-)

  8. [...] winter testing has started and after months of speculations we finally got some live presenation of what the 2009 Formula 1 cars may look like. It does not look that good , and according to Christian Klien these are the worst looking F1 [...]

  9. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    Yikes! That rear wing limit certainly has produced an UGLY car.

  10. [...] ugly cars, accidents, drivers future speculations and ideas of those in charge make this off season rather [...]

  11. [...] BMW Sauber took their latest creation to the track in Barcelona many (including BMW Sauber test driver Christian Klien) branded it the ugliest F1 car ever. Well, [...]

  12. [...] from the Google stats the main point of interest of general F1 fan in past few weeks was – How will the 2009 cars look. From Friday the fifth 2008 the question has changed somehow – How will the 2009 F1 grid look [...]

  13. [...] their car with the 2009 style front wing in Jerez today. I am not sure if it works better than the BMW Sauber snow plough but it definitelly has much more elegant look. Glimmer of hope that the 2009 cars may not be that [...]

  14. [...] Senna connection does make sense. He has been one of the drivers considered and tested in Barcelona by Honda F1 prior to Honda’s withdrawal announcement. Also Bruno Senna has been sponsored by Embratel [...]

  15. [...] either get used to the ugly 2009 cars or for the cars to at the end turn out to be less ugly than the early hybrid versions suggest [...]

  16. [...] 2009 launch season is around the corner. After having chance to sample what 2009 Formula 1 may look like during earlier winter tests we will soon have the chance to see the real things. Most of the teams will introduce their [...]

  17. MarsNo Gravatar says:

    Omg.. what’s wrong with the rear wing… xD
    I like the front wing but the rear..

  18. [...] 2009 launch season continues with launch of BMW Sauber F1.09 in Valencia. The car is very similar to the very first hybrid tested in Barcelona in 2008. I must say, BMW Sauber is not the best looking 2009 Formula One car …  It does look better [...]

  19. Support 'Earth Dreams team'!No Gravatar says:

    Barrichello is the best option for (new)honda, remember his legendary races with slicks and few less aerodynamic appendix and make sure that. Bruno’s the test driver. Rubinho and James r gonna race – Jack Dtewart is gonna be de director. Di Grassi will take a sit at Toro Rosso.

  20. [...] announced their withdrawal from F1. The Petrobras connections was probably also a reason behind Honda testing Brazilian drivers Bruno Senna and Lucas di Grassi last November. According to grandprix.com additional finances are expected from one or two Senna’s personal [...]

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