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      07-29-2009, 10:37 AM   #14
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One contributing factor of BMW's exit of Formula 1 was they fail to win the world champion title within three years...said by Bernie....,189...459906,00.html

Bernie Ecclestone believes BMW's failure to win the World Championship within three years played a major role in the manufacturer's decision to quit Formula One at the end of the season.

The BMW Group announced on Wednesday that they will not continue their F1 campaign at the end of the 2009 season after failing to "meet expectations in the current season".

F1 supremo Ecclestone says BMW originally set their sights on winning the title within three years, but unfortunately things didn't turn out that way.

"I spoke to Mario, the team manager, who said they had three years to win the World Championship," he told BBC Radio Five Live. "He was quite confident they would, but it appears it has not quite been like that so perhaps that's why they have taken the reason to stop.

"When you consider how much money they've spent and the results they've got. It's probably not a good investment.

"They were quite sure that they were going to win the Championship within three years and I was hoping they would."
Seriously, does the management in Munich thinks they can just win that easy??? If that's the case, then Force India would've won it already.
Some will say "F1 is very easy from the outside."

There are so much things to come into play to win a Championship, great competitive car, fast, aggressive, and a cool head driver, good pit crew with minimum mistakes, good stragedy, good management (in terms of drivers and the team management), and even LUCK!!!