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BMW
(Automobiles)
Pedro Lamy
(Auto racing)
BMW M3
(Automobiles)
BMW V12 LM
(Automobiles)
BMW V12 LMR
(Automobiles)
Frankfurt Motor Show
(Automobiles)
Formula One
(Auto racing)
 

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BMW Motorsport

Knowledge Identifier: &BMW_Motorsport

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BMW Motorsport

Division of BMW responsible for motorsport-related activities, including works-run competition programmes in touring car racing, sports car racing, motorcycle racing and Formula One add

Category: Business (14)

Founded in 1290.

Countries: Germany (38%), (25%), United States (19%)

Main connections: BMW, Pedro Lamy, BMW M3

Linked to: BMW

 

Timeline


 

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1977

BMW 3 Series (E21) - The Group 5 version of the & BMW 320, introduced in 1977 as a replacement to the already obsolete BMW 3,0_CSL (BMW_E9) and became nicknamed as the "Flying Brick" in reference to the blocky bodyshape, was powered by a Formula Two engine that was tuned to by BMW Motorsport


1983

BMW 6 Series (E24) - BMW Motorsport introduced M 635 CSi in Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1983


1992

BMW M5 - To celebrate & BMW Motorsport 20th anniversary, BMW had built 20 specially equipped Euro-spec M5s in late 1992


1997

BMW V12 LM - During the 1997 decline of McLaren, BMW Motorsport announced a deal with WilliamsF1, at the time Formula One constructors champions, which would see Williams constructing the car's chassis and develop its aerodynamics for the 24 Hours of Le Mans


1998

BMW V12 LMR - Immediately following the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans in which both BMW V12 LMs had failed to finish due to mechanical difficulties and a slow pace caused by aerodynamic inefficiencies, BMW Motorsport made the decision to radically revamp their sportscar project and quickly replace the V12 LM with a new car for 1999, the V12 LMR.

 

BMW V12 LMR - The car was built through an alliance between BMW Motorsport and WilliamsF1, and was the successor to the failed BMW V12 LM of 1998


2001

Formula BMW - It was in 2001 that BMW decided to significantly increase its involvement in the series; ADAC remained the sanctioning body, but BMW_Motorsport devised the package of regulations and commissioned the new chassis


2004

Pedro Lamy - In 2004 he drove for BMW Motorsport in a few selected events including the 24 Hours Nürburgring that he won again


2007

Panoz Auto Development - For the 2007 American LeMans season, Panoz has contracted longtime BMW Motorsport partner Prototype Technology Group to campaign the GTLM in the ALMS and Le Mans


2008

BMW M3 - BMW Motorsport announced in February 2008 that Rahal Letterman Racing will campaign two factory-backed E92 M3s in the American Le Mans Series in 2009, following a two-year absence by the brand


2009

Williams F1 - Despite & BMW's contract with Williams to supply engines until 2009, this public deterioration of the relationship between BMW and WilliamsF1 was a factor in the decision by BMW Motorsport to buy Sauber and rebrand that team to feature the BMW name


2010

BMW M3 - For 2010, BMW Motorsport has been granted entry in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the 2010 24 Hours Nürburgring

 

Pedro Lamy - In 2010, he again won the 24 Hours Nürburgring driving for BMW Motorsport