BMW Sauber F1.09 Launch

The BMW Sauber F1 Team raised the curtain on its 2009 season in Formula One in Valencia, Spain with Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld unveiling the new BMW Sauber F1.09, followed by Robert Kubica doing the first laps with the new car. Development work on the new car began as long ago as February 2008 because of the major rule changes that were agreed with a completely new aerodynamic package, slick tires and the introduction of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System). BMW says it has worked hard to reduce weight in the car to allow the KERS system to be added without losing the ability to have ballast.