BMW has not been able to arrange the sale of its F1 team in time for the new owners to sign the Concorde Agreement.
"Signed by all Formula One teams, with the only exception of BMW-Sauber AG, the FIA, and Formula One Administration (FOA), Concorde 2009 lays down the commercial and regulatory guidelines for Formula 1 whilst guaranteeing the teams’ participation until the end of the 2012 season." FOTA confirms all the F1 teams apart from BMW have signed the new Concorde Agreement.
"The seven-time world champion was injured in a motorcycle testing accident earlier this year, and [his spokeswoman Sabine] Kehm admitted that until he had been given the all-clear there was still a possibility that he may not race in the European Grand Prix on August 23."
"I don’t even rate him much as a racer. For me, his wheel-to-wheel skills were rather poor, and he disguised this by being overly aggressive. That was why he often panicked under pressure, such as at Jerez in 1997. If he found himself in the midfield, he sometimes had very clumsy races indeed — his botched move on Takuma Sato at Suzuka in 2003 springs to mind."
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