Updated on 09/24/2021

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The BMW Sauber F1.09 was for the 2009 Formula One season. The car was launched on January 20, 2009 at Circuit de Valencia located in Valencia, Spain. It was driven by Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld, both retained from 2008. After the team's impressive performance in 2008, winning their first race and coming third in the championship, much was expected of them. BMW made a promising start to the season, with Kubica running second at Melbourne and lapping faster than the leader before retiring in a collision, and Heidfeld finishing second at the chaotic Malaysian GP. However, the F1.09 ultimately proved to be disappointing. At times, the drivers could barely scrape through to Q2, let alone challenge for pole. Both drivers expressed discontent with the slow developments to the car. Towards the end of the season things began to look up, with the cars managing fourth and fifth at Spa-Francorchamps and Kubica finishing second at Brazil. However, the damage had been done, and BMW announced that 2009 would be their last season in Formula One. The team eventually finished sixth in the Constructors' Championship.

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    Officina Caira

    Since 2015, Officina Caira has offered at the enthusiasts the chance to buy Formula 1 single-seaters that have been competed the world championships from models dating back to the ‘70s to cars from the start of hybrid engines.
     
    Specialized in the purchase, restoration and sale of Formula 1 cars, the attention to detail brought to each single-seater that passes through its workshop has made its reputation.
     
    In addition to maintaining the patrimony of Formula 1, Officina Caira brings these cars back to life on circuit and pays particular attention to ensuring that they are driven by the drivers who have marked their history in Grand Prix.

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