BMW may supply customers engines

BMW have hinted for the first time that they would be prepared to supply customer engines. Mario Theissen, BMW’s motorsport director, said: “Currently we concentrate on our common goal next season with Williams. From the capacity point of view it would be possible to give engines to another team beyond 2005, but there is no decision about that yet. If such a decision has been taken, we would announce it. The pro would be to gain more track experience in a case of test restriction. The con is to get distracted. One thing is sure: you cannot earn money if you take your customer seriously and want to make sure that he gets a top rate engine." Asked whether Williams were able to block BMW from supplying a second team, Theissen said: “I cannot reveal anything about the contract with Williams."

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