BMW Sauber F1 Team 3 button Polo Shirt. Shirt is in very good condition. BMW logo sewn/embroidered on chest, O2 Petrobras sewn/embroidered on both sleeves, BMW Sauber F1 Team sewn/embroidered on back. Size tag missing/removed, please refer to measurements for proper fit. Shirt looks like it is from the transition period from the Williams team to the Sauber team. Williams Team tag in collar, Sauber Team on back of shirt.
BMW has been involved in Formula One since the inauguration of the World Drivers’ Championship in 1950. In the late 1990’s BMW signing an exclusive contract with the Williams Team. This resulted in the creation of a new V10 engine which made its race debut in the Williams FW22. The following year saw the partnership move from the midfield to challenging for race victories. By 2005, the relationship between BMW and Williams had deteriorated, and BMW chose to part company and buy the rival Sauber team outright. The BMW Sauber project lasted from 2006 until 2009, and resulted in a substantial increase in competitiveness for the Sauber team. At the end of the 2009 season, combined with the global financial recession and the company’s frustration about the limitations of contemporary technical regulations, BMW chose to withdraw from the sport, selling the team back to its founder, Peter Sauber.
Super cool BMW Sauber F1 Team Polo Shirt!