Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: BMW in Formula One, Mercedes-Benz in motorsport, Porsche in motorsport, Auto Union, ATS, Zakspeed, Toyota Motorsport GmbH, Mercedes GP, Veritas, Kauhsen, Abt Sportsline, Alex von Falkenhausen Motorenbau, Rial Racing, Eifelland, Eisenacher Motorenwerk, Klenk, Paul Greifzu. Excerpt: BMW has been involved in Formula One in a number of capacities since the inauguration of the World Drivers' Championship in 1950. The company entered occasional races in the 1950s and 1960s (often under Formula Two regulations), before building the BMW M12/13 inline-four turbocharged engine in the 1980s. This engine was the result of a deal between BMW and Brabham, which resulted in the team's chassis being powered by BMW engines from 1982 until 1987, a period in which Nelson Piquet won the 1983 championship driving a Brabham BT52-BMW. BMW also supplied the M12/13 on a customer basis to the ATS, Arrows, Benetton and Ligier teams during this period, with various degrees of success. In 1988, Brabham temporarily withdrew from the sport and BMW withdrew its official backing from the engines, which were still used by the Arrows team under the Megatron badge. Turbocharged engines were banned by the revised Formula One Technical Regulations for 1989, rendering the M12/13 obsolete. BMW decided to return to Formula One in the late 1990s by signing an exclusive contract with the Williams team, which needed a new long-term engine supplier after the withdrawal of Renault in 1997. The programme resulted in the creation of a new V10 engine which made its race d but in the Williams FW22 in 2000. The following year saw the partnership move from the midfield to challenging for race victories, but the desired championship remained elusive due to the dominance of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari in the first half of the 2000s. By 2005, the relationship between...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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