According to BMW's motorsport director, Mario Thiessen, aerodynamics is his top priority as he integrates the BMW operation with its newly-acquired Formula 1 team, Sauber.
Thiessen plans to add 100 people to Sauber's existing staff of 300, for the sole purpose of expanding wind tunnel operations to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This will bring the total BMW-Sauber F1 staff to 700.

The Sauber wind tunnel is one of the best in F1, capable of testing full-scale cars on a rolling road at speeds up to 300 kph.

Meanwhile, Toyota F1 announced today that it is planning to add a second wind tunnel to its German facility, at a cost of $80 million.


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