BMW rejects Ecclestone's F1 comeback claim

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BMW's motor sport boss Jens Marquardt said they are pleased with current racing programme and not looking into F1

May 20 (GMM) BMW has hit back at Bernie Ecclestone's claim the German carmaker might be looking to return to Formula One.

Off the back of Honda's decision to make a F1 comeback in 2015, F1 chief executive Ecclestone told City A.M. newspaper he would be "surprised" if BMW didn't follow suit.

But the Munich carmaker's motor sport boss Jens Marquardt said on Monday: "We are pleased with our current programme."

At present, the cream of BMW's motor racing programme is its new foray in the German touring car series DTM.

"We have no intention of looking into other areas," Marquardt told German website motorsport-total.com.

"We withdrew from Formula One deliberately. We are focused on what our customers really recognise as BMW, and we have no reason to change."

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