BMW Denies Claims Made By Bernie Ecclestone Of A Possible Return To F1
F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that "he expects BMW to follow Honda in making a return to Formula One," according to ESPN. Ecclestone said he thinks the timing "makes sense" for BMW to return. Ecclestone: "I would be surprised if we don't see BMW again. I think they could come in. The amount of money they spent was not significant in the grand scheme of things. It makes sense for them to return" (ESPN, 5/20). YALLA F1 reported BMW "has hit back" at Ecclestone’s widely reported claim that it "might be looking to return" to F1. But the Munich carmaker's Motorsport Dir Jens Marquardt said on Monday, "We are pleased with our current program. We have no intention of looking into other areas. We withdrew from Formula 1 deliberately" (YALLA F1, 5/20).